August 29, 2016

‘Hands Off!’ is Best Policy for Sea Turtle Hatchlings

News Release By FWC Sea turtle hatchlings are digging out of their nests and clambering toward the ocean in September and October, the last months of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season. Just remember, “Hands off!” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering sea turtle hatchings. Well-meaning efforts to rescue a […]
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July 25, 2016

Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon

The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. No one […]
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June 24, 2016

Snook Stock is on the Rise, Aligns with FWC Goals

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast than […]
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May 14, 2016

Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day (LRAD)

May 14-15, 2016: 10am-5pm Plaza de Luna 900 S Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502 Celebrate the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day with us! We removed 2,975 lionfish at our first event in 2015. Thanks to all who participated! Let’s see how many MORE lionfish we can remove from Florida […]
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March 23, 2016

Calling All Red Drum Anglers. Your Input Needed.

A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think of the current bag limits. […]
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March 18, 2016

Don’t Cut the Line! Reel. Remove. Release.

News Release By Karen Parker | FWC It’s a beautiful day and the fishing is good. Suddenly, the line snags on something as the cast is made. A bird is hooked. Don’t panic. There’s a way to get that bird released. “The first thing to know is don’t cut the line,” […]
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March 16, 2016

Be a Citizen-Scientist: Help FWC Monitor Horseshoe Crabs Spawning on Beaches

News Release By Frank McCloy | FWC A ritual dating back millions of years takes place again this spring on Florida beaches. Spring marks horseshoe crabs’ mating season, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) want the public’s help identifying spawning sites. Beachgoers will likely have the […]
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September 7, 2012

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Donates $50,000 to Florida Youth Conservation Centers

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation check presentation (left-to-right) FWC Commissioner Charles Roberts; FWC Commissioner Aliese Priddy; FWC Commissioner Richard Corbett,  Antonio Fins, Executive Director of Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation; Steve Stock, President of Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey, Inc; FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright;  FWC Vice-Chairman Kathy Barco; FWC Commissioner […]
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