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FWC’s TrophyCatch program receives national award

November 17, 2016 

The FWC TrophyCatch program received the 2016 Aquatic Education Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Project of the Year award from the Fisheries Administration Section of the American Fisheries Society. 

FWC approves unprecedented effort to protect vulnerable Florida wildlife

November 16, 2016 

At its November meeting, the FWC approved a proposal to designate 13 new Critical Wildlife Areas and improve five existing CWAs. 

FWC to receive funding for shorebird, sea turtle and Gulf fisheries conservation due to oil spill

November 15, 2016 

The FWC will receive over $19 million to continue current conservation programs related to shorebirds, Gulf of Mexico fisheries and sea turtle stranding response. 

Bay County Shooting Range grand opening set for Nov. 19

November 14, 2016 

The new Bay County Shooting Range officially debuts its state-of-the-art 18-station sporting clays course, 5-stand sporting clays, and multiple position rifle and pistol ranges at a grand opening celebration Saturday, Nov. 19.  

FWC collects evidence of a female panther north of Caloosahatchee River

November 14, 2016 

The FWC Panther Team has collected strong evidence a female Florida panther has finally crossed the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida.  

Bluefish: Worth the chase

November 14, 2016 

Want to get more bang for your bluefish? Check out the FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition programs at CatchaFloridaMemory.com.  

FWC to meet Nov. 16-17 in St. Petersburg

November 10, 2016 

The FWC will meet Nov. 16-17 at the University of South Florida Student Center in St. Petersburg. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.  

Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

November 10, 2016 

A lionfish-hunting team was awarded the right to rename an artificial reef off the coast of northwest Florida after successfully removing more than 500 lionfish while participating in the Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program. 

FWC removing aquatic plants from Lake Kissimmee

November 04, 2016 

Approximately 29 acres of noxious aquatic plants, including water primrose, spatterdock, knotweed, burhead sedge and other tussock-forming plant species, are targeted for removal from the lake. 

FWC to assist with sea turtle-friendly lighting retrofits on beachfront properties

November 03, 2016 

The FWC is encouraging coastal business owners and homeowners in northwest Florida to consider investing in sea turtle-safe lighting upgrades in time for the 2017 nesting season, which begins in May.  

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FWC Facts:
The wild pig, also called the wild hog, wild boar or feral pig, is not a Florida native and may have been introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539.

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