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Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

February 01, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla during the second week of February, weather permitting. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 25, 2017 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.  

Free hands-on marine activities at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s open house

January 24, 2017 

Those attending the free event will have the opportunity to learn how to cast a fishing rod, discover the campus through a scavenger hunt, and experience the Center’s exhibits. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

January 23, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. 

Hickory Mound Impoundment area remains closed

January 19, 2017 

The Hickory Mound Impoundment area on the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area’s Hickory Mound Unit remains closed to public vehicle access because of damages caused by Hurricane Hermine in September 2016. 

FWC hosts WMA anniversary event at Babcock-Webb

January 17, 2017 

The FWC will host a free public event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda. 

Northwest Florida blue crab trap closure ending early

January 10, 2017 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line starting Wednesday, Jan. 11.  

Blue crab trap closure for northwest Florida starts Jan. 5

December 29, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from some northwest Florida waters before Jan. 5, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

Fishbrain app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish

December 20, 2016 

The FWC plans to crowdsource data on nonnative freshwater fish species in Florida by partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Fishbrain – the world’s largest app and social network for anglers.  

Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 20, 2016 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County.  

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