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Hogfish recreational season remains open in state waters

August 22, 2017 

Hogfish recreational harvest will close in federal waters off Florida’s Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Aug. 24, but state waters will remain open.  

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 21, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

August 14, 2017 

The size limit increase and recreational season will allow Atlantic hogfish more opportunities to spawn before entering the fishery and, along with a bag limit change, will help rebuild the Keys/east Florida hogfish population to sustainable levels.  

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 04, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

Reminder: Goliath grouper workshops start July 31

July 27, 2017 

Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops. 

FWC workshop in Nassau County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 27, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. 

FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

July 21, 2017 

There are many different livewell settings and management styles, so the FWC designed a research study to determine which combination of livewell settings and management styles provide the best water quality to keep the bass healthy prior to their release.  

FWC workshop in Lake County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 20, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC workshop in Polk County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 20, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

Time to get crackin’; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 20, 2017 

The 2017 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 26 and 27, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. 

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