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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Press Releases

490 Press Releases
  • Published on May 7, 2022 - 15:53 GMT

    FWC, partners work to restore aquatic habitat in Loxahatchee River

    The Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River in Martin County is getting an aquatic habitat boost. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Jonathan Dickinson State …

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  • Published on May 5, 2022 - 01:44 GMT

    FWC approves cobia rule changes for state waters

    At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved regulation changes for cobia in state waters. Changes effective July 1, 2022, include: Increasing the minimum size limit from 33 inches to 36 inches fork length for …

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  • Published on May 5, 2022 - 01:44 GMT

    FWC modifies 2022 blueline tilefish recreational season for Atlantic state waters

    At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a temporary modification to the 2022 recreational blueline tilefish season in Atlantic state waters. The 2022 recreational season for blueline tilefish will be open …

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  • Published on May 5, 2022 - 00:02 GMT

    FWC approves proposed redfish rule changes for state waters

    At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved proposed management regions and regulation changes for redfish in state waters. The proposed rule changes would: Modify the redfish management regions.  Prohibit …

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  • Published on May 4, 2022 - 05:26 GMT

    FWC approves new fishing regulations for Fellsmere Water Management Area

    At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved largemouth bass regulation changes for Fellsmere Water Management Area (commonly known as Headwaters and Egan Lakes). The rules include catch and release of all …

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  • Published on May 3, 2022 - 23:03 GMT

    Commission approves changes to statewide alligator hunt

    At their May 3-4 meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners approved increasing hunting hours for the statewide alligator hunt and adding precharged pneumatic airbows to the legal methods of taking an alligator. …

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  • Published on May 3, 2022 - 20:55 GMT

    FWC approves proposed black crappie regulations

    At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously approved staff moving forward with proposed regulations changes to size and/or bag limits for black crappie on specific Florida waterbodies. FWC’s freshwater …

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  • Published on April 29, 2022 - 23:10 GMT

    Mark your calendars: 2022 Lionfish Festival May 14-15 in Destin

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the eighth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 14 and 15 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the …

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  • Published on April 29, 2022 - 17:14 GMT

    New dolphinfish recreational regulations start May 1 in Atlantic state waters

    Starting May 1, the following regulations will go into effect for recreational harvest of dolphinfish in Atlantic state waters: Five fish per person daily recreational bag limit. 30 fish per vessel private recreational daily vessel limit. These new …

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  • Published on April 28, 2022 - 18:38 GMT

    FWC planting trees, enhancing Lake Okeechobee habitat

    Photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/myfwcmedia/2Yy129 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planting approximately 1,500 native trees in the northwest marsh of Lake Okeechobee beginning this week. This new habitat addition, which is …

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  • Published on April 27, 2022 - 18:12 GMT

    Last chance for FWC’s WildQuest this weekend!

    This Friday through Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host the second weekend of its annual Florida WildQuest event, a fun and family-friendly scavenger hunt experience. This weekend’s event takes place on six …

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  • Published on April 27, 2022 - 18:12 GMT

    FWC planting native aquatic plants to help restore Lake Istokpoga

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin a major aquatic habitat restoration effort on Lake Istokpoga this May. The FWC is planting more than 140,000 native aquatic plants on Lake Istokpoga, a 28,000-acre natural lake in …

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  • Published on April 27, 2022 - 18:12 GMT

    FWC thanks building owners for hosting nesting shorebirds

    With shorebird and seabird nesting season underway, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) thanks building owners for hosting species such as black skimmers, least terns, roseate terns and American oystercatchers that nest on their …

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  • Published on April 22, 2022 - 23:00 GMT

    U.S. Department of Justice announces sentencing for Broward wildlife dealer and company

    The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that Michael Van Nostrand, 55, of Davie and Strictly Reptiles, Inc. have been sentenced for the illegal harvest of Florida turtles. “The illegal trade of wildlife, and in particular turtles, is a …

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  • Published on April 22, 2022 - 19:21 GMT

    FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Apopka

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Apopka in Lake and Orange counties the week of April 25, weather permitting. The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in areas where it is encroaching on …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 20:21 GMT

    Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 57-Day 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Season

    DESTIN, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season which will total 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red snapper and will include both a summer and fall season. Those fishing …

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  • Published on April 18, 2022 - 23:00 GMT

    FWC to meet May 3 and 4 in Gainesville

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet in person May 3-4 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. ET each day and is open to the public. …

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  • Published on April 14, 2022 - 21:27 GMT

    FWC conducts aquatic plant control in Osceola Lakes

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control in portions of Lake Cypress, Lake Hatchineha and Lake Jackson the week of April 18, weather permitting. The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in the Osceola …

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  • Published on April 14, 2022 - 21:27 GMT

    Innovative nutrient reduction project begins on Lake Okeechobee

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is leading a new, innovative project to remove invasive aquatic plants and evaluate nutrients removed to improve water quality in Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. This effort is part of the FWC’s …

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  • Published on April 13, 2022 - 21:45 GMT

    4 arrested for stone crab fishing violations

    On Tuesday, April 5, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers aboard the FWC’s offshore patrol vessel Fin Cat along with FWC aviation unit officers were jointly conducting an operation to monitor for stone crab vessels fishing in …

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