August 17, 2015
The 255-acre conservation maintenance project is a cooperative effort between the FWC and the South Florida Water Management District.
August 07, 2015
Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
August 04, 2015
Residents, business owners and people interested in the management of Orange Lake are welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 18 meeting on that subject, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort.
July 30, 2015
The “I Do” Fishing License Campaign emphasizes the fact that you don't have to fish to benefit from purchasing a Florida fishing license. Fishing is important to Florida’s economy and quality of life, and buying a fishing license is a simple way for a non-angler to support conservation.
July 28, 2015
This year, divers have an incentive to remove some invasive lionfish while they’re in the water. Divers can take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season if they also harvest 10 or more lionfish first, on the same day.
July 21, 2015
The derby is Saturday, July 25, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for children ages 5-15, at the Kissimmee Civic Center Pond, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741. An FWC biologist will be on hand to assist participants. Bait and fishing equipment will be provided but children are welcome to bring their own.
July 21, 2015
Tackle should be checked frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Unwanted or damaged line should be stored safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. If you see discarded monofilament line while you are out, pick it up, secure it and dispose of it appropriately.
July 20, 2015
As a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel.
July 17, 2015
The FWC will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) on July 22, weather permitting.
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.