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Apalachicola Paddling Trail Receives National Recognition

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces that the Apalachicola Paddling Trail System, located in Franklin County in the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area, is one of 24 trails designated by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail. This network of paddling trails was…


FWC Considers Prohibition on Permanent Duck Blinds on 4 Lakes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), meeting today in Dania Beach, approved a draft rule prohibiting anyone from hunting in or near a permanent duck blind on four lakes near Tallahassee. The lakes are Miccosukee, Iamonia, Carr and Jackson.  Following final review of the draft rule at the…


FWC Resolution Urges Dept. of Interior to Open Big Cypress Addition for Recreational Use

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted a resolution Wednesday, urging federal officials to open the 146,000-acre Big Cypress National Preserve Addition to a full range of public recreation. The National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior are in the final stages of adopting a management…


FWC Approves Stone Crab Rule Amendments

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved two changes to its stone crab management rules during a public meeting in Dania Beach on Thursday. One rule amendment continues the Stone Crab Advisory Board until July 1, 2011, to give it time to resolve ongoing issues in the fishery,…


FWC Allows Commercial Mullet Harvest on Weekends

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule that will allow the commercial harvest of striped or black mullet on weekends. This rule was approved at the FWC public meeting in Dania Beach on Thursday. The commercial harvest of mullet has been prohibited on weekends during certain…


Cape Canaveral Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Set For June 28

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment, and providing a fun, family outing are the objectives of the Cape Canaveral Kids’ Fishing Clinic. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling, the Canaveral Port Authority and the Sport Fish Restoration…


FWC Schedules Workshops on Proposed Captive Wildlife Rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled workshops across the state to receive public input on proposed captive wildlife rules. The workshops will cover draft recommendations on possession of captive wildlife, public contact with captive wildlife, classification, hybridization of domestic and wild animals, rehabilitation facilities and wildlife…


FWC to Hold Supplemental Sales Period for Alligator Hunt Permits

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a supplemental sales period for people who failed to get an alligator hunt permit or those who would like to return a permit with the hope of trying to obtain another.  This additional sales period will help reduce any inconveniences…


Alligator Hunt Permits Selling Quickly Despite Problems

Within the first six hours, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sold 4,555 alligator hunt permits, despite a computer programming glitch. The licensing system, operated by a third-party vendor, Outdoor Central in Jefferson City, Mo., experienced problems handling the high volume of applications and failed to provide confirmation…


Fernandina Beach Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Set For June 14

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun, family outing are the objectives for the Fernandina Beach Kids’ Fishing Clinic. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling, Ft. Clinch State Park and the Sport Fish Restoration…