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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Ocala!

August 31, 2018 

The Florida Fisha and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Ocala on Sept. 15. 

FWC makes snook, redfish temporarily catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide

August 30, 2018 

Snook & #redfish temporarily catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide #Florida #snook 

Lionfish update: Challenge ends Sept. 3; Next tagged lionfish from Atlantic worth $5,000; Get ready for 2018 Summit

August 28, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000.  

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

August 27, 2018 

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will be open for harvest Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Little Lake Harris

August 24, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Little Lake Harris during the week of Aug. 27, weather permitting. 

FWC Chipola River video wins national award

August 17, 2018 

Chipola River video made by @MyFWC wins national #award #Tallahassee #Florida 

FWC hosting Deer Manager 101 course in Wakulla County

August 17, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Deer Manager 101 course for private landowners within five counties in northwest Florida. 

FWC expands access to boating safety exam by allowing online providers to offer courses

August 16, 2018 

Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online course providers to offer the required courses over the internet. 

Florida’s statewide alligator harvest begins Aug. 15

August 15, 2018 

Florida’s statewide alligator harvest, nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource, begins Aug. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 county-wide permits, as a method to help manage the alligator population. 

Gulf County bay scallop season opens Aug. 17

August 15, 2018 

Starting Aug. 17, state waters off Gulf County, including St. Joseph Bay, will open to bay scallop harvest. This area will remain open through Sept. 30 and includes all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County. See below for more on other areas open to harvest. 

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