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Gag grouper recreational harvest opening in most Gulf waters, closing in 4-county region

June 17, 2015 

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters and all Gulf federal waters July 1. The same day, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 17, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral on June 26. 

Double-take: Angler lands same trophy bass twice practicing catch-and-release

June 17, 2015 

On June 1, Robert Burnett caught-and-released a bass that weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. He resumed fishing, caught-and-released a 3-pounder and then caught another bass, or more acurately, the same 8-pounder he'd caught 15 minutes earlier. 

FWC to meet June 23-25 in Sarasota

June 16, 2015 

The Commission will meet June 23-25 in the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. All sessions are open to members of the public who want to attend. The half-day session Tuesday, June 23, starts at 1:30 p.m. The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday start at 8:30 a.m.  

Man catches state-record blue catfish during tournament

June 04, 2015 

Bill Stewart, 66, of Weeki Wachee, caught a 69-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on the Choctawhatchee River, near Ebro, during the Choctawhatchee Catfish Roundup tournament on May 30. He beat the previous state record by 5 pounds. 

Summer camp means the livin’ and fishin’ are easy

June 03, 2015 

Hosted by the FWC and partners, these clinics enable young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. 

Sturgeon collision on Suwannee River injures teen

June 02, 2015 

Heavyn L. Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4- to 6-foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat, hitting the girl, according to FWC officers. She was knocked unconscious.  

Free Nature Coast Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 02, 2015 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon June 13 at Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab, 11350 SW 153rd Court in Cedar Key. 

Time to reconsider bass fishing

June 01, 2015 

The FWC helps celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week by offering license-free saltwater fishing opportunities to residents and tourists during the first weekend (June 6-7) and follows up with license-free freshwater fishing the following weekend (June 13-14). 

Conservation-based oyster harvest changes to continue through summer season in Apalachicola Bay

May 29, 2015 

Many of the changes implemented last fall for the winter harvest season (Sept. 1-May 31) will continue during the summer season (June 1-Aug. 31) in Apalachicola Bay, including all waters of Indian Lagoon in Gulf County. 

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