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Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Weeki Wachee promises day of learning, fun

March 22, 2018 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7, at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill. 

Permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone starts April 1

March 22, 2018 

This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast, and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast including all of the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay.  

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 21, 2018 

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6.  

4 Florida counties open April 1 to gag grouper recreational harvest

March 20, 2018 

State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting April 1. This regional season will remain open through June 30.  

FWC, University of Florida invite public to meeting on Lake Istokpoga habitat management plan

March 15, 2018 

The meeting will be held March 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875.  

Guana River Dam improvements begin, with some areas closed during construction

March 14, 2018 

The improvements will address storm damage to the dam. Construction is scheduled to begin April 1 and continue through August, weather permitting. 

Saltwater fishing clinics are for everyone

March 07, 2018 

For years the FWC has hosted kids’ and women’s fishing clinics across the state. Now, adult saltwater fishing clinic have been added. These free, one-day educational events are for anyone 18 and older, male or female.  

Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

February 27, 2018 

These sighting reports provide important information about population distribution to the FWC. Although horseshoe crabs have existed for about 450 million years, their numbers have declined due to overfishing and loss of habitat.  

Gulf gray triggerfish opens March 1 with new bag and size limits

February 21, 2018 

The daily bag limit will be one fish per person (previously two fish per person) and the minimum size limit will be 15 inches fork length (previously 14 inches fork length).  

Report fish and wildlife sightings with FWC’s new app

February 19, 2018 

From fish kills to exotic species, to trapped or injured wildlife, FWC Reporter connects citizens to FWC experts directly from their Apple or Android devices.  

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