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Shikar-Safari honors 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year

September 09, 2016 

The Shikar-Safari Club International named Lt. Dustin Lightsey its 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the FWC meeting in St. Augustine. 

Bringing fish back from the Bahamas becomes easier Sept. 13

September 09, 2016 

A new exception goes into place Sept. 13 in state waters, allowing anglers to possess and land filleted dolphin, wahoo and reef fish that were caught in Bahamian waters. 

FWC Commissioners approve draft rule changes to venomous reptile regulations aimed to improve public safety

September 09, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved draft rule changes to existing venomous reptile regulations to improve public safety.  

High water prompts temporary closure to interior of Everglades WMA

September 08, 2016 

Due to recent storm events, the FWC has temporarily closed several activities and roads in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area until further notice. Fishing and other specified activities will remain open. 

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida honors FWC marine field mechanic David Broughton as 2016 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year

September 08, 2016 

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recognized FWC marine field mechanic David Broughton as its 2016 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year.  

Mike Brooks, leader of Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas, receives conservation excellence award

September 08, 2016 

Mike Brooks, an innovative leader of the state’s Wildlife Management Area system, has been honored with the 2016 Louise Humphrey Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife. 

FWC expands fishing opportunities for black sea bass in Atlantic

September 08, 2016 

Recreational anglers will soon be able to take seven black sea bass per person, per day. The bag limit is currently five.  

Several Atlantic gray triggerfish management measures approved at FWC meeting

September 08, 2016 

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved several changes to gray triggerfish management in Atlantic state waters. 

Four outdated St. Lucie rules repealed

September 08, 2016 

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved the repeal of four outdated regulations that applied in St. Lucie County only. 

NW Florida red drum bag limit to remain at 1 fish

September 08, 2016 

The recreational red drum daily bag limit in the Northwest Red Drum Management Zone (Escambia County through Fred Howard Park near Pasco County) will remain one fish per person.  

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