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Hunter safety internet-completion course offered in June

May 01, 2018 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Recreational and commercial trap fishery workshops scheduled for May; your input needed

May 01, 2018 

Potential regulation changes being discussed include requiring all recreational stone and blue crab traps have an FWC-issued tag number affixed to the trap. Several potential regulation changes for the commercial fishery will also be discussed. 

Everglades Youth Conservation Center summer camp registration is now open

May 01, 2018 

Though the emphasis of the materials presented at each camp is different, all campers will have hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills from qualified instructors.  

FWC working to trap bear in Longwood area

April 30, 2018 

The FWC is working to trap a bear in the Longwood area, and encourages everyone to use caution in the community.  

Greater amberjack season opens May 1 in Gulf state waters

April 27, 2018 

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will reopen to harvest May 1 and remain open through May 31. The season will reopen again Aug. 1 through Oct. 31.  

Grouper, hogfish fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

April 27, 2018 

The following species will reopen to recreational harvest May 1 in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic: hogfish; gag, black, red, yellowmouth and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.  

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.  

FWC approves statewide changes to tripletail and sheepshead management

April 26, 2018 

These proactive measures will help conserve both fisheries for current and future generations.  

FWC discusses Gulf red snapper management, creates Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018-2019

April 26, 2018 

This program will enhance management efforts by requiring for-hire operations that target or harvest certain reef fish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) to report their intention to harvest these species.  

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.  

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