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FWC monitoring sea turtles, manatees during cold weather

January 03, 2018 

FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed. 

Greater amberjack season set to reopen May 1 in Gulf state waters

December 21, 2017 

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31.  

Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

December 15, 2017 

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31.  

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

December 13, 2017 

During the course of the investigation, FWC officers confirmed numerous criminal violations, resulting in felony and misdemeanor charges.  

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 11, 2017 

Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2018. 

FWC approves changes to Gulf greater amberjack season

December 07, 2017 

This new season structure will optimize recreational fishing opportunities in both the spring and fall while minimizing harvest during the spawning season, helping to rebuild the stock.  

FWC Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

December 07, 2017 

At its meeting Dec. 7 in Gainesville, the Florida FWC elected Bo Rivard, of Panama City, to serve as chairman and Robert Spottswood, of Key West, as vice chairman.  

FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

December 07, 2017 

The FWC Commission voted to appoint Eric Sutton, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director, effective Dec. 8. Nick Wiley, current executive director, retires later this month. 

FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

December 06, 2017 

The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season.  

FWC provides update on management of Florida’s nonnative species

December 05, 2017 

The agency has focused its efforts on high-priority invasive species such as Burmese pythons, lionfish and Argentine black and white tegus.  

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