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FWC Marine Fisheries Wants to Hear From You at Summer Workshop Series
FWC Marine Fisheries Wants to Hear From You at Summer Workshop Series
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 11:26AM by FWC

Do you have ideas about how Florida’s marine fisheries should be managed? The Florida Fish and Wildlife... Read More


Get Outdoorsy With the New  Guy Harvey Hard-card License
Get Outdoorsy With the New Guy Harvey Hard-card License
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 9:10AM by FWC

There’s something wonderful about having a shiny new card in your wallet. While paper licenses do their... Read More


Snook Anglers Asked to Help with Research
Snook Anglers Asked to Help with Research
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:27AM by FWC

Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The FWC encourages anglers... Read More


FWC to Hold Public Workshops on Gulf Red Snapper Season
FWC to Hold Public Workshops on Gulf Red Snapper Season
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 12:19PM by FWC

At its meeting Feb. 5 in Jacksonville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed... Read More


FWC Furthers Lionfish Control Measures, Prohibits Lionfish Aquaculture
FWC Furthers Lionfish Control Measures, Prohibits Lionfish Aquaculture
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 3:51PM by FWC

At a Sept. 10 meeting in Kissimmee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) acted to... Read More


Research Biologist to Receive Prestigious Award
Research Biologist to Receive Prestigious Award
Sat, May 24, 2014 at 9:04AM by FWC

On May 6, biologist Ron Taylor, who works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s... Read More


Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Opens May 24th
Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Opens May 24th
Fri, May 16, 2014 at 11:43AM by FWC

The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this... Read More


Swordfish Management Pays Off
Swordfish Management Pays Off
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:31AM by FWC

Swordfish management is a success story. Overfished in the 1980s and ‘90s, the swordfish stock has... Read More


Sewer Snook Fishing: Memoirs of The Mad Snooker
Sewer Snook Fishing: Memoirs of The Mad Snooker
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 2:26PM by FWC

I recently watched a YouTube video—http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3peUqZ3emw&feature—of... Read More


Learning More About Florida's Other Blue-colored Crab
Learning More About Florida's Other Blue-colored Crab
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 11:01AM by FWC

While I try hard to keep track of the more than 500 marine fish and invertebrates the Florida Fish and Wildlife... Read More


FWC Wants Boaters To Stay Safe While Tubing
FWC Wants Boaters To Stay Safe While Tubing
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:23AM by FWC

Inner tubes. Towables. Inflatable tubes. All are commonly used names for a popular boating item, and they... Read More


Tarpon, Bonefish Are Now  Catch-and-release Only
Tarpon, Bonefish Are Now Catch-and-release Only
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:10AM by FWC

Two premier recreational fisheries now have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensuring that Tarpon... Read More


Limited Harvest For Snook Underway
Limited Harvest For Snook Underway
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:13AM by FWC

The recreational harvest season for Florida’s premier game fish, snook, opened Sept. 1 statewide. Unique... Read More


Gulf Recreational Snook Harvest  to Reopen September 1
Gulf Recreational Snook Harvest to Reopen September 1
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 9:02AM by FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reviewed and discussed the current status of... Read More


FWC permanently waives license  requirement for lionfish harvest
FWC permanently waives license requirement for lionfish harvest
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:07AM by FWC

Temporary changes making it easier for divers to help control the lionfish population will be put into Florida... Read More


Tarpon, Bonefish to Become Catch-And-Release Only; Tarpon Gear Modifications Considered
Tarpon, Bonefish to Become Catch-And-Release Only; Tarpon Gear Modifications Considered
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:17AM by FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its June 12 meeting in Lakeland, approved... Read More


Commission Repeals Collier County Spearing Bans
Commission Repeals Collier County Spearing Bans
Tue, May 21, 2013 at 8:25AM by FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has repealed two rules prohibiting spearing and... Read More


Proposal Would Make Tarpon, Bonefish Catch-And-Release Only
Proposal Would Make Tarpon, Bonefish Catch-And-Release Only
Tue, May 14, 2013 at 9:03AM by FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its April meeting near Tallahassee, moved... Read More


New 'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing' Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking
New 'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing' Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:09PM by FWC

The popular sport of kayak fishing will be part of the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”... Read More


Game Fish, Sport Fish Webinars Planned For Early December
Game Fish, Sport Fish Webinars Planned For Early December
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 12:58PM by FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars in December... Read More