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FWC reminds vessel owners to secure their boats and have a plan in place for impending severe weatherMonday, August 28, 2023 - Taking time to prepare well in advance of an impending storm reduces risk to life and property.
- Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - This project will restore seagrass habitat lost due to a vessel grounding event. FWC staff will first restore the grounding area to natural sediment grade followed by transplanting native seagrass.
FWC and DEP Visit Southwest Florida to Survey Red Tide Conditions and Ensure Local Needs Are Being MetFriday, March 17, 2023 - The state is taking an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to respond to the red tide impacting Florida’s west coast.
- Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - VTIP is a key component of Florida’s derelict vessel prevention program. This voluntary program is designed to help owners dispose of their unwanted at-risk vessels before they become derelict.
- Monday, November 28, 2022 - VTIP is a voluntary program designed to help owners dispose of their unwanted at-risk vessels before they become derelict.
- Friday, November 18, 2022 - The number of impacted vessels is significant and many residents are still assessing damages. Taking these factors into consideration, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has decided to extend the waiver acceptance deadline through the end of December.
- Friday, October 28, 2022 - Since the assessment process began, the FWC has received hundreds of calls on its Hurricane Ian Vessel Hotline (850-488-5600) and has assessed over 2,100 vessels displaced on state waters
- Thursday, October 27, 2022 - In 2018, the Chipola River population of shoal bass was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Impacts from the storm resulted in nearly a 90% decline in the shoal bass population, which was already at risk from habitat limits and degradation as well as genetic hybridization threats.
- Thursday, October 13, 2022 - The public can report vessels on Florida waters that are displaced or damaged by calling the Hurricane Ian Vessel Hotline at 850-488-5600, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Monday, October 10, 2022 - Contractors are required to have a federal Unique Entity ID number, a valid W-9 form on file and follow the state of Florida registration process for vendors by registering in the federal System for Award Management and MyFlorida Marketplace.