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Conservation group recognizes FWC employee as Regional Officer of the Year

February 09, 2015 

The Naples Chapter of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association recognized Officer Marcus Reith as the Regional Officer of the Year. 

Gray triggerfish closing to recreational harvest in Gulf state waters Saturday, Feb. 7

February 05, 2015 

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will close in Gulf state waters Saturday, Feb. 7. The season will remain closed through Dec. 31 and will apply in 2015 only.  

Commission directs staff to hold public workshops on Gulf red snapper season

February 05, 2015 

The 2015 season preferred by the Commissioners that will be discussed at workshops would start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the season ending Nov. 1. This proposed season would be 70 days. 

FWC raises awareness on lionfish issue with creation of ‘Removal’ day

February 05, 2015 

The FWC designated the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year to be Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day. On this day, through education and outreach, the FWC will encourage extra effort from the public to remove lionfish from Florida waters.  

FWC drawdown of Hickory Mound Impoundment to improve habitat

February 04, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists are planning a drawdown – lowering the water level – of the Hickory Mound Impoundment this week. 

Learn where to go as freshwater fishing heats up!

January 30, 2015 

Here in the Fishing Capital of the World, freshwater sunfish are already on spawning beds in the southern half of the state. In north Florida, they are getting ready to come to shore to let loose the next generation of finned wonders. 

FWC catches snorkelers spearfishing illegally in upper Keys

January 29, 2015 

Officer Danielle Munkelt caught four people who were spearfishing illegally along the shoreline at the Channel 5 Bridge near Craig Key.  

FWC to meet Feb. 4-5 in Jacksonville

January 28, 2015 

The FWC will meet Feb. 4-5 in Jacksonville at the Hyatt Regency, 225 E.Coastline Dr. The sessions start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 28, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. 

Idle-speed, no-wake zone activated on stretch of Santa Fe River

January 27, 2015 

Zone 5 is a 32-mile stretch from River Rise within O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. 

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