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- Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. This five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help conserve Florida’s valuable stone crab resource.
- Monday, May 13, 2019 - Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) raises awareness about lionfish; a nonnative, invasive species that has the potential to negatively impact native species and habitat.
FWC’s High School Fishing Program congratulates St. Cloud High School as winner of Costa Kick Plastic Conservation Project CompetitionFriday, May 10, 2019 - The student angler participants completed 10 conservation projects, including waterway clean-ups, created their own campaign to reduce the use of single-use water bottles on their school campus, and collected used soft plastic baits to melt down and create new baits.
- Friday, May 10, 2019 - A 15 pound, 13 ounce Hall of Fame largemouth bass was caught and released in Orange Lake by Brian Hammett.
- Friday, May 3, 2019 - The FWC plans to conduct a prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee near Lakeport on May 6. This is a follow-up to the Northwest Marsh burn conducted in early March.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - The extension for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout will go into effect May 11 and will apply from the Pasco-Hernando county line south (including all waters of Tampa Bay) through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - This season structure allows FWC to balance stakeholder desires and community needs with the sustainability of local scallop populations.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - These changes will reduce confusion and concern about the fishery by aligning some regulations in state and federal waters while continuing to provide opportunities in state waters when federal waters are closed.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Starting July 1, 2019 these changes will take effect.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - The FWC is striving to increase participation in freshwater and saltwater fishing through an effort known as R3 (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation).