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  • FWC: Gov. DeSantis’ leadership made for a productive and exciting year for conservation

    Monday, December 23, 2019 -  During his first full year, he made strides in the removal of invasive Burmese pythons and other nonnative species, Everglades restoration, coral reef rescue and restoration, red tide mitigation, and more.
  • FWC sets 2020 Gulf County bay scallop season

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2020 bay scallop season in Gulf County (including St. Joseph Bay) via Executive Order to open Aug. 16, 2020, and remain open through Sept. 24, 2020, closing Sept. 25.
  • FWC sets 2020 Gulf County bay scallop season

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 -  Opens Aug. 16, 2020, and remains open through Sept. 24, 2020, closing Sept. 25.
  • Blackfin tuna and shortfin mako changes effective Jan. 1, 2020

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -  Starting Jan. 1, 2020, several saltwater fishing regulation changes will take effect including new rules on blackfin tuna and shortfin mako.
  • Recreational blue crab trap registration required starting Jan. 1, 2020

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -  Starting Jan. 1, 2020, recreational harvesters age 16 and older who fish with blue crab traps will need to complete an online, no-cost recreational blue crab trap registration before placing their traps in the water. A similar requirement has been in effect for recreational stone crab traps since Oct. 15.
  • Several grouper closures start Jan. 1 in Gulf and Atlantic waters

    Monday, December 16, 2019 -  Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2020.
  • FWC approves changes to spotted seatrout rules

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 -  At its meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several rule changes for spotted seatrout. Spotted seatrout are one of Florida’s most popular inshore fisheries. Based on the results of a recent stock assessment and after hearing concerns from anglers, FWC worked with stakeholders to create a suite of regulatory changes that would benefit the spotted seatrout as well as continue to provide quality fishing opportunities.
  • FWC Python Action Team removes 500th Burmese python

    Friday, June 28, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has removed the program’s 500th invasive Burmese python from the wild. Team members Beth Koehler and Peggy van Gorder captured the snake at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. It was a 9’ 10” long female and weighed 20 pounds, 14 ounces.
  • FWC approves several changes to reef fish regulations

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -  Starting July 1, 2019 these changes will take effect.