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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) says they are gathering information for potential new fishing regulations at the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. FWC says new regulations could be put into place to protect pelicans and other birds. Potential...
The recreational red snapper season will start June 17 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida and remain open through July 31 with 12 days in the fall. “We are excited about Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent announcement of this...
Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to teach fisheries conservation, practice fishing skills, and apply for the Florida R3 Fishing Grant...
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 last time Florida saw a bloom like this, so far into Tampa Bay at this...
Florida -- Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for stone crab season, which begins October 15. FWC said Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline...
Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico to open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Oct. 17,...
The last day to harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters for private recreational anglers is July 25.   The current season also applies to for-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit but they...
The 2020 recreational bay scallop season for Pasco County opens Friday, July 17, and will remain open through Sunday, July 26. This region includes all state waters south of the Hernando – Pasco county line and north of the...
Starting June 1, the following saltwater fisheries will open or close to harvest: Gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters (season-opening does not include Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and...
The recreational harvest season for snook opens March 1 in some Gulf waters, including Escambia through Hernando counties, and waters south of Gordon Pass in Collier County through Monroe County (also includes Everglades National Park). Snook remains catch-and-release only in...