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Amberjack, gray triggerfish reopen Aug.1 in Gulf state waters

July 28, 2014 

State waters extend from shore to 9 nautical miles. 

Imported lionfish not welcome in Florida

July 28, 2014 

Management changes effective Aug. 1 will help combat the problem. 

Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

July 25, 2014 

Naturally occurring red tide events have been documented since the 1700s. 

TrophyCatch launches new, enhanced website for conservation-minded anglers

July 25, 2014 

Program rewards anglers who catch, release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. 

New tactics to monitor harmful algal blooms in Indian River Lagoon

July 25, 2014 

New system analyzes water quality while research vessel is in motion, instead of taking sample back to lab. 

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 22, 2014 

2-day recreational season is July 30-31. Regular commercial/recreational season is Aug. 6 - March 31. 

Gulf red snapper recreational fishing workshops start this month

July 21, 2014 

Workshops scheduled between July 28 and Aug. 11. 

Panther biologists, officer honored by Florida Wildlife Federation

July 15, 2014 

Mark Lotz, Marc Criffield, Dave Onorato and Officer Lee Lawshe honored. 

Gulf recreational red snapper season closes July 15 in state waters

July 09, 2014 

Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles.  

FWC captain honored by fisheries association

July 08, 2014 

Capt. Rob Beaton receives Aylesworth Outstanding Govt. Employee award. 

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