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FWC provides tips for living with alligators

April 12, 2017 

During spring when temperatures rise, alligators become more active. Although alligator incidents are rare, the FWC recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water.  

FWC to host Lake Okeechobee habitat and fisheries management meeting

April 07, 2017 

FWC habitat, fisheries and wildlife biologists will provide an overview of their management programs on Lake Okeechobee, and will answer questions following the presentations.  

Eagle and Lang lakes to close temporarily April 14

April 05, 2017 

Eagle Lake and Lang Lake Fish Management Areas at PotashCorp-White Springs will be temporarily closed April 14 because of low water levels.  

FWC to conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

April 04, 2017 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails, and water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

April 03, 2017 

Going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and to have more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. Boaters are always encouraged to wear their life jackets at all times while on the water. 

Free family fishing day held at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

March 28, 2017 

Youth and families are invited to learn the basics of saltwater fishing for free Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, 6650 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach. 

4 Florida counties open April 1 to gag grouper recreational harvest; FWC gathering input on changes to this season

March 27, 2017 

State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting April 1. This regional season will remain open through June 30. The season also includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County. 

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 23, 2017 

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Pensacola promises day of learning, fun

March 23, 2017 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety.  

Free fishing derby for youth at Tenoroc Fish Management Area

March 23, 2017 

This event, sponsored by the FWC, does not require a fishing license. However, derby participants must preregister. 

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