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Gulf recreational red snapper season closes July 15 in state waters

July 09, 2014 

Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles.  

East coast anglers encouraged to help FWC collect red snapper data

July 07, 2014 

Last year researchers collected 1,701 samples from red snapper harvested during the 3-day recreational season. 

Inspiring young anglers

July 01, 2014 

The “Big Catch” program is Florida's family-friendly, freshwater angler-recognition program, with 33 different freshwater fish to target. 

FWC provides guidance on enhanced boating safety legislation

July 01, 2014 

Divers may display a buoy with a series of divers-down symbols as an alternative to the traditional divers-down flag. 

Lake Jackson anglers urged to keep some of their smaller bass

July 01, 2014 

If the bass are under 16 inches, anglers can keep up to 4 per day. 

Watermelon Pond stocked with forage fish; preparing for bass stocking in 2015

June 27, 2014 

Goal is to "jump start" fish community needed to naturally support a high-quality bass fishery. 

FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 6th year

June 25, 2014 

Effort designed to prevent alcohol-related accidents, fatalities. 

FWC, partners use Internet to protect wide variety of wildlife

June 24, 2014 

"Operation Wild Web" targeted illegal sales of fish & wildlife, unlicensed businesses. 

Bay scallop season starts June 28

June 23, 2014 

Start is 3 days earlier than originally slated. 

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