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- Thursday, February 18, 2021 - The approved rule changes to Chapter 68-5, F.A.C. specifically address Burmese pythons, Argentine black and white tegus, green iguanas and 13 other high-risk nonnative snakes and lizards that pose a threat to Florida’s ecology, economy, and human health and safety.
- Monday, February 8, 2021 - The Adobe Connect link for this meeting will be provided on MyFWC.com closer to the meeting date. Stakeholders may also choose to watch The Florida Channel broadcast at TheFloridaChannel.org. Those watching via the Florida Channel can utilize the telephone conference line to call in for public comment.
- Friday, December 18, 2020 - The draft rule amendment would prohibit importing or possessing whole carcasses or high-risk parts of deer, elk, moose, caribou and all other species of the deer family originating from any place outside of Florida.
- Friday, December 18, 2020 - At its December meeting, FWC Commissioners elected Rodney Barreto, of Coral Gables, to serve as Chairman and re-elected Mike Sole, of Tequesta, Vice Chairman.
- Thursday, December 17, 2020 - If approved at the February 2021 meeting, proposed changes would prohibit all fishing from May through June in a 1-square-mile area near Western Dry Rocks. Staff will also be evaluating whether to extend the closure to four months.
- Thursday, December 17, 2020 - The southeastern American kestrel and the Florida tree snail will benefit from the new species guidelines.
FWC approves draft language; directs staff to continue working on diamondback terrapin conservation proposalThursday, December 17, 2020 - Staff will continue looking into prohibiting the take and possession of diamondback terrapins as well as the use and utility of bycatch reduction devices (BRD) in blue crab traps as one way to minimize the potential of adult terrapins from entering crab traps.
- Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - A stock status update suggested that the flounder fishery statewide has been in a general declining trend in recent years and is likely overfished and undergoing overfishing on the Atlantic coast of Florida.
- Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - These changes include the temporary suspension of all wild oyster harvest and the prohibition of on-the-water possession of wild oyster harvesting equipment (tongs) from Apalachicola Bay through Dec. 31, 2025.
- Monday, November 30, 2020 - The meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines using Adobe Connect with a telephone conference line for accepting public comments.