FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Little Lake Harris

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on 2,700 acres of Little Lake Harris this week, weather permitting. Little Lake Harris is in Lake County. It is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida. While there will be no restrictions on fishing and swimming during this…

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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau on Nov. 13 and 14, weather permitting. Lake Rousseau is part of the Withlacoochee River and is in parts of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties west of Dunnellon. Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in established boat trails on…

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Catch a Florida Memory announces new Triple Threat Club to reward anglers like Katlyn Paul

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Florida boasts some of the world’s greatest opportunities for saltwater fishing, so it’s no surprise that hundreds of anglers have qualified for rewards and recognition through the Catch a Florida Memory  program. The program has been so successful, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has created a new honor, the Triple Threat Club,…

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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee from Nov. 5-9, weather permitting. There will be an aerial treatment of up to 5,000 acres of invasive water lettuce in the southeastern portion of the lake, including Coot Bay, East Wall, South Bay and Ritta, Torrey and Kreamer…

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PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

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Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmsByBQj  Red tide media event at FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute headquarters. Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership highlighted continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities, at a media availability at…

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PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

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Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmsByBQj FWC Executive Director, Eric Sutton. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership met with county partners to discuss continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities. Gov. Rick Scott announced today that $765,000…

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Greater amberjack closes Nov. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters

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The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes Nov. 1 and will remain closed through April 30, 2019. Seasonal harvest closures help conserve Florida’s valuable greater amberjack population and improve this fishery for the future. Learn more about recreational fishing at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing” and…

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Hogfish recreational season closes Nov. 1 in Keys/east Florida state waters

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Hogfish recreational harvest will close in state and federal waters off Florida’s Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Nov. 1. This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The Keys/east Florida hogfish season runs from May 1 through Oct. 31. Recreational…

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FWC restores aquatic habitat on Kissimmee Chain of Lakes

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic habitat restoration on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes during this month and early November. About 744 acres of cattail, pickerelweed, water lily and water primrose will be treated on lakes Tohopekaliga (Toho), Kissimmee, Cypress, Hatchineha, Jackson and Marian, using herbicides approved by the U.S.…

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FWC restores aquatic habitat on Lake Kissimmee

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Lake Kissimmee before restoration.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin restoring aquatic habitat on Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County this month. Approximately 52 acres of aquatic plants on the lake’s eastern shoreline will be removed. Water lilies and other invasive aquatic plant species have increased substantially there, shading out native grasses,…

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