Upcoming free Kids’ Fishing Clinics in Pensacola and Fernandina

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Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzBWzfa. Video available on the FWC’s YouTube site: http://youtu.be/KzOua12jMX8. Photo by Amanda Nalley/FWC Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for two upcoming Kids’ Fishing Clinics. One will be on Saturday, May 5, in Pensacola, and…

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Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

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Toolkit: ReefRangers.com/FAQ/Media    Photos: https://bit.ly/2Hdz5za  Lionfish Challenge Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/Gmd25BbpLVw  Download Promotional Video: https://bit.ly/2He4Wjq    Lionfish photo by Carlos Monzon. Attention recreational and commercial lionfish hunters: Registration for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. This year’s Challenge begins on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, May 19,…

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Wildfires and low water prompt restrictions for Everglades WMA

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Exceptionally low water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order enacting temporary special regulations for a portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. Effective immediately, the order prohibits motorized vehicles, including swamp buggies/tracked vehicles and airboats, in a portion of the Everglades…

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Gov. Scott and FWC announce 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gov. Rick Scott are excited to announce a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both Gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. Gov. Scott said, “Florida is a premier fishing destination and saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has a $7.6…

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FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 25-26 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Both days are open to the public. The FWC is committed to providing opportunities for public input at each Commission meeting. As standard practice, the Commission welcomes public input…

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Get involved! Be an FWC volunteer!

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Photos available on FWC’s Flickr site. Go to: https://www.flickr.com/gp/myfwcmedia/8mq083 During Florida Volunteer Month  in April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its many volunteers who contribute time and energy to help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing,…

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Come back to Hickory Mound Impoundment on Big Bend WMA, reopening April 4

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Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: https://bit.ly/2GM9dJL  The Hickory Mound Impoundment area on the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area’s Hickory Mound Unit is reopening to the public on April 4. This area in Taylor County has been closed for construction since Jan. 2 to address damages done to the Hickory Mound Impoundment during Hurricane…

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FWC plans to improve navigation on Lake Harris

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) plans to treat hydrilla on portions of Lake Harris during the week of March 26-30, weather permitting. The treatments will be conducted to improve navigational access on portions of the 13,788-acre lake, which is southeast of Leesburg in Lake County. The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will…

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