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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...
An 11-year-old Citrus County boy was airlifted to Saint Joseph Hospital in Tampa on Sunday after being struck by a boat propeller on Lake Henderson. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC), the boy, identified as Mark Copeland,...
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...
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...
Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. “Since 1998, mallard populations in eastern North America have steadily declined by approximately 20%. Over...
A beluga whale was recorded playing with a rugby ball being tossed by a group of people on a boat. The footage was recorded by Alon Kowen, who captioned it: "Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the...
The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis, is an attractive small moth that is best-known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar, which is one of the most venomous caterpillars in the United States. The Florida Poison Information Center says that...
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...
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City of Miami Beach requesting approval of a draft ordinance to establish a Slow Speed Minimum...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply for the Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant. This grant program is focused on...