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FWC sets Gulf recreational red snapper season

Season set for May 24 – July 14 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of … Continue reading

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Marine Fisheries regulations and management workshop in Destin Feb. 25

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. The University of Florida Extension Service is hosting a Marine Fisheries workshop at the Destin Community Center on Feb. 25, 2014. The workshop is geared for recreation anglers, charter boat captains and crew, coastal and … Continue reading

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FWC proposes 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season

Proposed season May 24 – July 14 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season dates in state waters. This proposed season will be brought back before the Commission for final approval at … Continue reading

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FWC, partners release dozens of sea turtles rescued from cold in northwest Florida waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and several partners returned approximately 50 sea turtles to the wild Jan. 14, 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Blas after the animals were rescued from last week’s cold … Continue reading

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FWC announces license-free fishing days Nov. 29 and 30

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that Friday, Nov. 29 will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, and Saturday, November 30 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day. Governor Scott said, “License-free fishing days serve as a great opportunity for … Continue reading

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Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters

Get your claw crackers ready! Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To … Continue reading

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Florida Fish and Wildlife hosting exotic pet amnesty day at Gulfarium October 5

Opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 2013 Location: Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548 More than 500 fish and wildlife … Continue reading

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FWC takes action on snapper, grouper

It’s official, Oct. 1-21 red snapper season is on! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved an Oct. 1-21 supplemental recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters for 2013 and eliminated a Feb. 1 – March … Continue reading

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Tarpon, bonefish become catch-and-release only beginning Sept. 1

Two premier recreational fisheries will soon have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensuring that tarpon and bonefish’s economic and fishing value remain for generations to come. Tarpon and bonefish become catch-and-release only fisheries beginning Sept. 1. The … Continue reading

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FWC wants public input in proposed rule changes for zone D

Two new rule changes are being considered for the 2014 – 2015 Zone D Deer Season, and FWC wants to know what you think! Click here to take a brief survey on the proposed antler point regulations in Zone D. … Continue reading

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