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Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

March 22, 2016 

Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the FWC reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young.  

Catch a record lionfish

March 14, 2016 

The FWC’s newest way of encouraging divers to target these spiny invaders is the lionfish state records program. 477 millimeters (18.78 inches) is the current record. 

Help plan the future of Fort White Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 02, 2016 

A 10-year plan for the management of Fort White Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Gilchrist County on Thursday, March 10. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Board of County Commissioners meeting facility, 210 S. Main Street, Trenton.  

Don’t cut the line! Reel. Remove. Release.

March 02, 2016 

The FWC has come out with these steps to rescue a hooked bird: Reel in the bird. Remove the hook. Release the bird. Go to www.MyFWC.com/unhook for details.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

March 01, 2016 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon March 12 at Naples Fishing Pier, 25 12th Ave. S., Naples. 

March offers peak fishing for many of Florida’s freshwater fishes!

March 01, 2016 

The TrophyCatch program clearly shows that submissions of bass heavier than 8 pounds, which are caught in Florida, documented and released, peaks each March. This is similar to other sunfishes, which are in the same family of fish as bass and include bream and crappie. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 12 at Zoo Miami

March 01, 2016 

The FWC and Zoo Miami are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on March 12. This free event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the zoo at 12400 SW 152 St. in Miami.  

Nesting sea turtles, flashing cell phone photos a bad mix

February 29, 2016 

Sea turtles have been on Earth for about 110 million years, and eager photographers are hardly a new phenomenon. However, today’s widespread use of cell phones and flash photos on the beach creates a risk for Florida’s nesting and hatchling sea turtles.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Melbourne, Fort Pierce

February 29, 2016 

The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Dr., Fort Pierce, on March 11 and at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9700 S. State Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach on March 12. 

With 106 snakes removed, 2016 Python Challenge™ a success

February 27, 2016 

In addition to the 2016 Python Challenge™, there are several ways the general public can continue to help the FWC manage nonnatives. People can participate in the FWC’s Python Removal Program, a year-round citizen science program that uses trained individuals to help remove pythons and collect data on pythons on state lands. The public can also help manage invasive species by reporting nonnative fish and wildlife to the FWC’s Invasive Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888-483-4681), by reporting sightings online at IveGot1.org or by downloading the IveGot1 smartphone app. 

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