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  • Media Statement: FWC approves new guidelines for 7 species

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for seven of the more than 50 species in Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan.
  • FWC seeking innovative ideas for aquatic plant management

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking new ideas for managing aquatic plants without the use of herbicides. At the FWC meeting on Dec. 11, Commissioner Rodney Barreto led a discussion resulting in the agency setting aside $1 million of current funding to test or implement innovative ideas to manage invasive aquatic plants.
  • Bear Management Facts

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -  “We’re proud to have approved a world-class plan for bear management in Florida,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Robert Spottswood. “This represents a comprehensive, science-based approach. We will continue to prioritize public safety while we manage bear populations”
  • Lane snapper closing Dec. 13-31 in Gulf state and federal waters

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -  Lane snapper will close Dec. 13-31 in Gulf of Mexico state waters.
  • FWC honors 2019 Lionfish Challenge winners

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -  At its December meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) presented trophies to the first-place winners of the 2019 Lionfish Challenge. The Lionfish Challenge awards participants for their efforts in removing lionfish from Florida waters. Participants who remove the most lionfish are crowned the Recreational Lionfish King or Queen and the Commercial Champion.
  • Former FWC leader, Victor Heller, recognized for commitment to hunter safety

    Friday, December 6, 2019 -  At its December meeting in Panama City, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a measure to name its volunteer hunter safety instructor award to honor the important contributions of Victor Heller, former assistant executive director of the FWC. The newly named Victor Heller Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year Award will continue to annually recognize a volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education.
  • FWC to meet Dec 11-12 in Panama City

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 11-12 at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Central Standard Time each day and is open to the public.
  • Help plan the future of Half Moon Wildlife Management Area

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will present a 10-year plan for the Half Moon Wildlife Management Area at a public hearing in Sumter County on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
  • FWC: Gov. DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations continue to support conservation initiatives

    Monday, November 18, 2019 -  Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Eric Sutton applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis for his Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
  • Share input on Biscayne National Park fishing regulations

    Thursday, October 17, 2019 -  Attend an in-person public workshop to share your input on potential rule changes for fishing in Biscayne National Park.