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FWC continues ongoing goliath grouper efforts, explores adding access opportunities via a limited harvestThursday, May 13, 2021 - The Commission directed staff to continue ongoing efforts that recognize goliath’s role in the ecosystem and promote stock rebuilding while allowing access to goliath through catch-and-release, ecotourism and dive viewing opportunities.
- Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Snook, redfish and spotted seatrout were temporarily made catch-and-release only in this area after these fisheries were impacted by a 2017-2019 severe red tide.
- Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - The FWC hosted a roundtable discussion focused on the issue of shark interactions when fishing, such as sharks taking anglers’ catch before getting it to the boat.
- Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Tagging or microchipping your pet is one if the simplest and most effective ways to keep it safe and also protect Florida’s native wildlife.
- Monday, May 10, 2021 - To learn more about becoming a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on “Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.”
- Friday, May 7, 2021 - Florida had 836 boating accidents in 2020, which is 113 more accidents than in 2019, a 16% increase.
- Friday, May 7, 2021 - The FWC is transplanting more than 150,000 aquatic plants on Lake Istokpoga, a 28,000-acre natural lake in Highlands County, to help restore this popular shallow sportfishing lake.
- Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Thousands of native aquatic plants are being transplanted into Lake Trafford, a 1,600-acre natural lake in Collier County, to help restore this popular sport fishing and boating location.
- Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - The FWC's new Florida Fishing Pier Finder is an interactive map that allows anglers to find publicly-accessed fishing piers, jetties and fishing-specific bridges in freshwater and saltwater locations throughout the state.
- Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Volunteers worked alongside FWC staff hand pulling Azolla pinnata, a nonnative plant that spreads rapidly and forms dense mats that shade out native submersed plants and interferes with boating and other recreational activities.