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Boca Grande Pass Fishing Under Seasonal Conservation Measures

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that seasonal conservation measures regulating the use of fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass for the next three months took effect April 1. These rules apply each year during the height of the tarpon fishing season in the pass. The measures…


Hey, kids! Let’s Go Fishing!

It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp in the Ocala National Forest. The derby is Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. until noon for children ages 6-12. Advance registration is required, and…


Orlando-area Nurse Takes New State-record Alligator

Robert “Tres” (pronounced “Tray”) Ammerman has been hunting alligators in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) annual statewide alligator harvest for the past seven years. But it wasn’t until the last day of this year’s season that the Pine Hills resident hit the jackpot and took what he…


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On July 1 Resident Shoreline Fishing License Is Free; Other Prices Increase

The license for Florida residents to catch saltwater fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore cost $9 last year, but beginning July 1, it’s free. Other license and permit fees will increase on that date. The Florida Legislature repealed the shoreline license fee during the past session. However,…


FWC Officers Patrol the Waters of Northwest Florida

Aboard the Guardian, a 45-foot offshore vessel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Lt. Rama Shuster keeps an eye out for oil on the waters in Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties. The FWC’s mission since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in late April has been reconnaissance:…


OK To Take ‘Big-game Snakes’ During Small-game Seasons in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds hunters that they may continue to take Burmese pythons and all other reptiles of concern within four South Florida wildlife management areas (WMAs). An FWC executive order, which went into effect Aug. 29, gives all properly licensed and permitted hunters authority…


Biologists Ask Anglers to Report Tagged Largemouth Bass in Florida

10/29/2009 – Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the University of Florida need assistance with a statewide largemouth bass research study. This year-long project is an interactive way for the public to help biologists obtain critical information necessary to manage…


Floridas’ Fernandina Beach free Kids’ Fishing Clinic set for June 13

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling an 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, Fort Clinch State Park and the Sport Fish…


Anglers’ Legacy! – Florida Leads the Way

“Give a Man a Fish and You Feed Him for a Day; Teach a Man to Fish and You Feed Him for a Lifetime” We Floridians take our fishing seriously. The proof lies in the actions anglers take to ensure a bright fishing future. Between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009,…


FWC Proposes Gulf Grouper Rule Changes in Florida State Waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Thursday proposed new rules for the recreational and commercial harvest of grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters.  The proposed rules follow up on interim measures taken earlier this year and will generally match state grouper rules with pending federal regulations. …