This Saturday October 19th, at Crescent Beach family park the Floridians for clean water rally will be held from 12-3pm. This is in favor of stopping the dumping from lake Okeechobee that is polluting our estuaries all over the state. Come out and show support to stop the discharges from lake “O”.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Sept. 7 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. in Glades County.
Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on Sept. 7.
Two premier recreational fisheries will soon have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensuring that tarpon and bonefish’s economic and fishing value remain for generations to come. Tarpon and bonefish become catch-and-release only fisheries beginning Sept. 1.
Following months of meetings and evaluations of public preferences, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has formulated possible changes to deer hunting in northwest Florida for the 2014-15 hunting season. The changes are intended to improve hunter satisfaction.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Aug. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m., Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Students must attend all three days.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease (CWD) coming into Florida. The meeting is at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th Street, Ballroom A/B, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Gray triggerfish and greater amberjack will open for recreational harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. The commercial harvest of gray triggerfish will also reopen Aug. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) already keep people and Florida’s critters safe by air, land and sea; now they are working under the sea as well. The agency has launched a pilot dive program, and it’s off to a great start.
The River of Light has made an online petition to stop the Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St.Lucie River and surrounding estuaries. Signing and sharing this petition can make a big impact on our local waters.
High water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball announced that the opening of the seasonal extension of the Jimmy’s Lake idle-speed area will begin on July 15, 2013. The area is located within the Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone, a 9,400-acre non-combustion engine use zone in northern Florida Bay, just east of Flamingo.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service today released its report on 2013 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Total populations were estimated at 45.6 million breeding ducks in the surveyed area. This estimate represents a 6-percent decrease from last year’s estimate of 48.6 million birds, and is 33 percent above the 1955-2012 long-term average.
Recently, north Florida anglers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fishery biologists were heartbroken to see the white bellies of numerous fish floating in Lake Victor. Lake Victor is a popular, 130-acre FWC-managed impoundment in Holmes County.
A Miami man has caught and killed the longest Burmese python ever captured in Florida: 18 feet, 8 inches. The python was a 128-pound female that was not carrying eggs, according to University of Florida scientists who examined the snake. The previous record length for a Burmese python captured in the wild in Florida was 17 feet, 7 inches.
A restoration project at Tropical Fish Management Area (FMA), within Miami-Dade County’s Tropical Park will have positive impacts for both fish and anglers. Improved habitat created by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists will lead to healthier fish populations as well as increased angling opportunities at the FMA.
Federal managers approve amendment for Secretarial review and increase in 2013 fishing season. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved measures to increase the Annual Catch Limit (ACL) for black sea bass in the South Atlantic region during a special one-day meeting held yesterday. In a compromise vote, the Council approved an increase from the current limit of 847,000 pounds (all measures in whole weight) to 1,814,000 pounds.