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Red tide updates, Piney Point clean-up efforts, mandatory catch-and-release

While red tide occurs in Florida nearly every year, researchers say this is the largest bloom that has occurred in the last 50 years. "The...
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Bay scallop season opens July 1 for certain counties

Citrus County -- Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin County through the northwestern portion of Taylor County, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando...
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FWC: Florida family finds rare, two-headed snake at their residence

Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake...
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New regulations for stone crab harvesting, season begins soon

Florida -- Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for stone crab...
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Florida Fall recreational red snapper season in the Gulf

Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations...
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Picking saw palmetto berries could get you arrested in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According...
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Red snapper season for Gulf and federal waters ends soon

The last day to harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters for private recreational anglers is July 25.   The current season also...
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Scalloping season for Florida: areas and dates

The 2020 recreational bay scallop season for Pasco County opens Friday, July 17, and will remain open through Sunday, July 26. This region includes...
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June 1 saltwater fishing season-openings, closures

Starting June 1, the following saltwater fisheries will open or close to harvest: Gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of...
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Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Park remain closed

Citrus County officials announced Tuesday that Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Park would remain closed until water-quality tests come back from the lab. Water...