October 04, 2018
FWC scientists at FWRI provided updates, demonstrated technology used to research and monitor naturally-occurring red tide, and highlighted the innovative public-private partnerships that support impacted communities and combat red tide.
July 19, 2018
Temporarily restricting access to this WMA was a necessary conservation measure because high water levels had forced wildlife to take refuge on tree islands and levees, resulting in stressful conditions for the animals.
June 27, 2018
The FWC announced earlier today that we have suspended our prescribed fire program statewide and the Inspector General has begun an investigation to review all procedures, protocols and operations for the statewide prescribed fire program
June 27, 2018
Investigations underway to determine cause of wildfire.
April 17, 2018
Effective immediately, the order prohibits motorized vehicles, including swamp buggies/tracked vehicles and airboats, in a portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA designated as Water Conservation Area 3A North.
April 02, 2018
This area in Taylor County has been closed for construction since Jan. 2 to address damages done to the Hickory Mound Impoundment during Hurricane Hermine in September 2016.
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.
October 31, 2017
Currently, 1,492 displaced vessels have been removed from Florida waterways by both private owners and Unified Command response teams. Nearly 230 personnel from state and federal agencies are involved in the disaster response.
October 04, 2017
The FWC is reminding residents and visitors that, despite the effects of Hurricane Irma, recreational and commercial saltwater fishing operations are reopening for business.
September 29, 2017
The Emergency Support Function 10 Florida, a Unified Command, has initiated removal efforts prioritizing vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma which are actively polluting or creating a hazard to navigation to traffic in the area.