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The little lake that could

August 01, 2016 

Lake Trafford in Collier County recently received national recognition for its resurging bass fishery, made possible by ongoing restoration projects.  

Help monitor for CWD; Floridians hunting out of state need to be aware of what they can bring back

August 01, 2016 

The FWC is looking to hunters to help monitor the state’s deer herd this coming season for chronic wasting disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called.  

New at-risk vessel law helps FWC, officials manage Florida waterways

July 29, 2016 

A new Florida law will enable county and local authorities along with the FWC to issue non-criminal citations to owners who allow their boats to become “at risk” of becoming derelict.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 28, 2016 

A public workshop for the proposed Withlacoochee State Forest Caves CWA will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Withlacoochee Training Center, 24059 Childs Road, Brooksville. 

Hunter safety courses offered in Jefferson County

July 28, 2016 

Those interested in attending these courses can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Greater amberjack reopens to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Aug. 1

July 27, 2016 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state waters Aug. 1. It will remain closed in Gulf federal waters through Dec. 31, 2016.  

Blue Spring Lagoon project will improve fish and wildlife habitat

July 27, 2016 

The FWC will be conducting a month-long project to enhance fish and wildlife habitat at Blue Spring Lagoon in Volusia County. The project will involve removal of material restricting the flow of water through the marsh south of Blue Spring State Park.  

Gray triggerfish recreational harvest closed in Gulf waters through Dec. 31

July 26, 2016 

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, with the season reopening Jan. 1, 2017.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

July 25, 2016 

Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the weeks of Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, weather permitting. Iinvasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails, and invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 20, 2016 

The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. 

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