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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...
The recreational gray triggerfish season reopens to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters March 1 and will remain open through May 1, closing to harvest May 2, 2020. If you plan to fish for gray triggerfish in Gulf state...
Officer Browning was on land patrol at Macrae’s Boat Ramp when he observed four individuals fishing from the dock. The officer checked the fishermen and located 18 undersized mangrove snapper in a cooler. The appropriate citations were issued. Officer Browning...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at its December meeting in Panama City Beach. Winners • Recreational Category • First place Lionfish King: Ken Ayers, Bay County, 1,194 removed. • Second...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days for Gulf waters. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be...