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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in

August 23, 2016 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola. 

Bowhunting course offered in Escambia County

August 23, 2016 

Those interested in attending this course 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. 

Hunter safety courses offered in August, September

August 19, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course 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. 

Aerial spraying planned to control invasive plants on St. Johns River

August 19, 2016 

The aerial spraying will be conducted by Coastal Air Service Inc. utilizing helicopters. It is scheduled for Aug. 23-26 and potentially Aug. 29, weather permitting. 

Bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay opens Aug. 22 with bag limit changes

August 18, 2016 

Bay scallop season will open for harvest in the St. Joseph Bay area Aug. 22 and will remain open through Sept. 5, 2016. During this shortened season, the daily bag limit will be 40 scallops per person or 200 per vessel, whichever is less.  

Waste Pro and FWC team up to reduce human-bear conflicts

August 17, 2016 

The FWC and Waste Pro USA, Inc. are teaming up to help reduce human-bear conflicts in northwest Florida. Today, representatives from the two agencies met in Tallahassee to sign a Memorandum of Understanding which will solidify this partnership. 

One east coast blue crab trap closure ends early, another starts Aug. 20

August 16, 2016 

These 10-day trap closures give groups authorized by the FWC the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. 

East coast blue crab trap closures start Aug. 20

August 15, 2016 

For more information regarding the FWC’s trap-retrieval program, blue crab trap closure dates, regulations and cleanup events, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” then “Trap & Debris”).  

FWC concludes 14 CWA public workshops

August 15, 2016 

At the workshops, FWC staff explained how CWAs work and why they are needed, and addressed questions from attendees. The FWC will use the feedback received at these meetings to help evaluate the merits of each area for possible CWA establishment.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Fernandina Beach

August 12, 2016 

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. 

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