- FWC Announces 2013 Python Challenge
- New Florida Deer Tag To Kick Off Funding for Grassroots Projects
- Gov. Scott Reduces Cost of Lifetime Sportsman’s License
- 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in the Gulf of Mexico
- Speak Up : Petition to Stop the Lake Okeechobee Discharges
- Recreational Red Grouper Season Closing in the Gulf
- Save Kings Bay
- Lake Miccosukee Restoration Study Underway
- Tarpon Statewide Snagging Definition Changes
- FWC Hosting Gulf Red Snapper Workshops in July and August
Fishing line and other fishing tackle frequently enter Florida’s aquatic systems as a result of incidental snags or improper disposal. When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that can become entangled and snared, leading to injury and death.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 8-9 at the Plantation on Crystal River. The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.
FWC is collecting feedback on Florida’s flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries.
Director’s Order No. 219 will, “require the use of nontoxic ammunition and fishing tackle to the fullest extent practicable for all activities on Service lands, waters and facilities by January 2022, except as needed for law enforcement or health and safety uses, as provided for in policy."
In 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the wildlife management area system, one of the state’s greatest natural treasures.
There’s a chill in the Florida air, and soon children will be out of school on winter break. During the holidays, I encourage you to take time off from work and spend some quality time with family and friends in the great outdoors.
Also known as bunker, pogy, and fatbacks, Atlantic menhaden are an important food for tarpon, cobia, king mackerel, osprey, humpback whales, and other predators, some of which are in decline.
Hogfish Atlantic bag drops to one; size limits change on both coasts.
The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) will reopen September 2nd and remain open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.
Advocacy has become one of the most important aspects of the saltwater angler’s public life. In this episode of From the Head, Florida Sportsman contributor Sid Dobrin talks about the dangers of stagnation in fisheries policy advocacy.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several mutton snapper workshops this August to gather public input on potential management changes in state waters. FWC staff presented draft rules to the Commission at the June meeting and these rules will be brought back before the Commission for a final public hearing at the September meeting in St. Augustine.
New regulations simplify rules to more effectively manage the quality of black bass fisheries
New black bass fishing regulations are in effect throughout Florida, beginning July 1. This regulation change will streamline existing rules, allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant bass and protect larger bass in order to ensure that Florida continues to produce trophy bass in the future.
While charter boats and private recreational anglers in the Gulf were only allowed to catch red snapper in federal waters on 10 days last year, two companies in Galveston, Texas have been taking recreational anglers red snapper fishing all year round.
At its Feb. 10 meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the gag and black grouper minimum size limit and the gag grouper recreational season in Gulf state waters.
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