- Atlantic Red Snapper Fishing May Open–Briefly
- FWC Adopts New Seasons for Gag Grouper in Gulf
- A Glimpse into the Covert World of FWC investigations
- Two Arrested for Gillnet Violations
- 2012 Gulf Red Snapper Season Decided
- Light Sentences Handed to Seafood Dealer
- Public Land Hunting Rights, to the Highest Bidder
- Biscayne GMP Draws Concerns from Florida Senators
- Atlantic Deepwater Snapper-Grouper Closure Lifted
- Stop the Ban on Soft Baits!
OAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a proposed rule for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. The rule, if implemented, would set the 2013 quotas for commercial and recreational red snapper harvest.
The Volusia County Port Authority, Ponce Inlet District, The Marine Science Center, The Halifax Sport Fishing Club and the Volusia County Reef Research Dive Team presented a seminar about the Volusia County Artificial Reef’s on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting April 1.
Unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on lead in tackle are being proposed and implemented at an increasing rate. Already, strict bans have been implemented in five states and proposed in several others, despite the Environmental Protection Agency concluding on multiple occasions that sweeping bans on lead fishing tackle are unnecessary.
Everglades National Park is seeking public comment on its Draft General Management Plan / East Everglades Wilderness Study / Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GMP). The Draft GMP was released today for public review and public comment is requested by Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Possession of 33 gigged redfish recently resulted in fines and jail time for two Fernandina Beach men.
George Bartchlette (DOB 07/16/39) and Ronald Waters (DOB 09/25/65) were caught by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers with 33 redfish taken by illegal method.
A federally mandated program designed to demolish decommissioned oil and gas rigs in the gulf is removing more than just aging iron, it’s killing thousands of red snapper and other ocean life.
Competitors in the 2013 Python Challenge™ trekked through more than a million acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the well-camouflaged Burmese python.
On February 13-14, 2013, FWC Commissioners will meet in Orlando to discuss a proposed rule 68B-2.010: Saltwater Game Fish and Sport Fish Designations. If you have not yet been filled in, the proposed rule intends to “highlight the unique and diverse recreational fishing opportunities that exist around the state and contribute to the state’s status as the “Fishing Capital of the World.”
Several species of grouper, including black, red, yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind and red hind will close to recreational harvest from Feb. 1 through March 31 in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, excluding state waters of Monroe County.
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