Conservation Front


Conservation Blog

imafs_nametag

What is a Florida “Sportsman”?

During a recent contract negotiation for the sale of conservation property, a representative of the organization purchasing the property indicated that he had to leave early to go to a meeting with a bunch of “sportsmen”.

FS Openers

openercrop

A Vision to Behold: Marine Fisheries Management Reform

The new report by the Center for Coastal Conservation and allied interests calls for modernization of a saltwater management machine that has been tainted by outdated preferences for large commercial takings, at the expense of the public good and economic well-being.

Conservation Front

algae-23

207 Scientists Petition for Sending Water South

Following is the complete list of independent researchers in the science community who have signed a petition calling for excess Lake Okeechobee water to be stored, treated and sent south. (See September FS Openers column.)

Fishery News

redgroup

Seasonal Grouper Closure Starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County.

News Releases

FWC_Logo_C

FWC Celebrates 75 Years of Wildlife Management Area Conservation Success

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.


You can make a big difference by joining Florida Sportsman’s continuing conservation fight for the fisheries and ecosystem. FS has been our primary outdoors voice for close to half a century. Good management is ours for the asking–or demanding.


Reader Action Guide

FWC-officers

Make the Call

Here’s Florida Sportsman’s quick reference guide for contacting law enforcement and management agencies.

FS' Fisheries Record

Snook_cover

Our Fisheries Record is Second to None

Soon after its launch more than 40 years ago, Florida Sportsman became the state’s primary voice for fisheries conservation and wildlife advocacy.