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FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data

July 15, 2015 

The FWC is asking for anglers’ assistance through participation in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. This new data collection program will improve how recreational catch is monitored and provide information needed to ensure sustainable fisheries in Florida.  

Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation in central Florida

July 14, 2015 

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

Man cited for keeping Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in fish tank

July 14, 2015 

In response to a tip by a concerned citizen, FWC officers visited an address in Jupiter. After investigation, William Henry Jowett was issued a first-degree misdemeanor citation for possessing two loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings.  

Big Bend Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 20

July 14, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be removed from the water before July 20, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

Two injured in sturgeon strike on Suwannee River

July 14, 2015 

Nicholas P. Bradley and his wife, Jamie L. Bradley, were transported to Shands in Gainesville after being hit by a sturgeon on the Suwannee River. The three children on board the vessel were uninjured.  

Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation in southwest Florida

July 13, 2015 

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

Contractor sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Bay County area

July 10, 2015 

Application deadline is July 24. Applications can also be sent by email to bearmanagement@myfwc.com or by fax to 850-922-0348.  

Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday

July 09, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Palm Beach-Broward county line to the Pasco-Hernando county line must be removed from the water before Friday, July 10, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

FWC seeks video from Anna Maria businesses showing destruction of sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks

July 09, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators are asking businesses on Anna Maria Island to check video surveillance records for any sign of an all-terrain vehicle that destroyed five sea turtle nests and killed three black skimmer chicks on the night of June 27. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

July 06, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 11. 

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Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

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