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Media statement: FWC Commission goliath grouper update

April 26, 2018 

The FWC directed staff to continue current goliath grouper research and management, and develop a road map to direct future conservation efforts. They did not pursue a limited harvest.  

Media statement: FWC Commission shark update

April 25, 2018 

The FWC directed staff to continue to stay engaged on all shark-related issues and to pursue development of draft regulations for shore-based shark fishing.  

Give nesting waterbirds space to help keep them safe

April 19, 2018 

Nesting birds can be easily disturbed if people approach too closely. Such disturbance can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, exposing eggs and chicks to predators, sun exposure and other harm.  

Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

April 19, 2018 

Registration for the FWC 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. 

FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

April 17, 2018 

For the full April 25-26 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.”  

Gov. Scott and FWC announce 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters

April 17, 2018 

The FWC and Gov. Rick Scott are excited to announce a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both Gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. 

FWC returns panther family back to the wild

April 12, 2018 

On April 10, the FWC panther team released the panther family on the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County. This is the first time the FWC has rescued, rehabilitated and released a family group of panthers. 

Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

April 04, 2018 

Anyone, or any group like a neighborhood association, can celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day and help conserve the tortoise. Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for information and activities for April 10 and all year long. 

Get involved! Be an FWC volunteer!

April 03, 2018 

The FWC is celebrating its volunteers who help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. 

FWC provides tips for living with alligators

March 26, 2018 

Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal.  

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