June 28, 2018
FWC officers will be focused on educating boaters about safe boating practices, which includes boating sober and enforcing the Florida’s boating under the influence laws.
June 19, 2018
FWC biologist John Hunt received the Capt. Phil Chapman Award and FWC officer Michael Bibeau was presented with the “Trained Eyes Coastwatchers” Officer of the Year award.
June 13, 2018
The divers-down symbol is rectangular or square and red in color with a white diagonal stripe. All divers must prominently display a divers-down device in the area in which the diving occurs.
June 12, 2018
The FWC will meet June 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Meetings both days are open to the public.
May 17, 2018
Each year, FWC officers respond to far too many tragic and preventable boating accidents, so they want all boaters to remember to boat safely.
May 16, 2018
In 2017, 261 boating accidents involved collisions and 38 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper lookout.
May 15, 2018
The FWC has installed in-water markers around two Critical Wildlife Areas in Brevard County. Stick Marsh CWA and BC49 CWA have new signs alerting boaters to the status of these islands.
May 03, 2018
While boating on the Suwanee River, going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and allow for more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered.
April 17, 2018
For the full April 25-26 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.”
March 15, 2018
From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercrafts.