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- Friday, January 22, 2021 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to carefully handle and release snook you are not going to keep, which helps them survive after being released and helps ensure the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come.
- Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Learn more about spotted seatrout by visiting MyFWC.com/Marine and clicking on “Recreational Regulations” and “Spotted Seatrout.”
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - Sessions will include topics on conservation, rods and reels, tackle, baits, rigs, knot tying, habitats, fish handling, best practices and additional resources.
- Thursday, January 7, 2021 - Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open.
- Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - Reopens to recreational harvest Jan. 1 in the central east seatrout management zone, which includes all state and federal waters from Palm Beach through Volusia counties
- Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - These new regulations are consistent with those in Atlantic federal waters and could help prevent both recreational quota overages and overfishing.
New hook regulations in Atlantic state waters effective Jan. 1 empower anglers to conserve fisheriesMonday, December 21, 2020 - Anglers will be required to use non-stainless steel, non-offset circle hooks north of 28 degrees north latitude (near Melbourne) and non-stainless steel hooks south of 28 degrees north latitude.
- Monday, December 21, 2020 - If you cannot attend one of these workshops, a recorded workshop presentation will be posted online. You can also submit your comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.
- 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.
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.