Bay scallop season closes Sept. 25 in Franklin-NW Taylor and Levy-Hernando counties

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Photo gallery: http://bit.ly/2BM92Mz  Starting Sept. 25, state waters off the following areas will be closed to bay scallop harvest: Franklin through northwest Taylor County (including Carrabelle, Lanark and St. Marks) and Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties (including Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa). The last day open to harvest is Sept. 24. Share your input…

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Support conservation while having fun this National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrating #WhoTaughtYou

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Photos (Flickr): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmns5ZDs  Florida has abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. The state boasts public access to a wide array of hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing activities. It is the Fishing Capital of the World and has one of the largest wildlife management area systems in the country. You can celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day …

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CCA FLORIDA AND DUKE ENERGY PARTNER TO SUPPORT REDFISH POPULATION RECOVERY IN RED TIDE AFFECTED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

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Nonprofit-corporate partnership expands to stock the redfish population on Florida’s southwest coast following Florida red tide. Orlando, FL – September 6, 2018 – Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida), Duke Energy and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have historically partnered on initiatives to enhance Florida’s fisheries, and the organizations are again joining forces to address the loss to the…

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FLORIDA CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER TO SUPPORT THE RECOVERY OF WEST COAST SNOOK POPULATIONS FOLLOWING RED TIDE EVENT

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Coastal Conservation Association Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory launch initiative to enhance the snook fishery on Florida’s southwest coast by stocking 10,000 juvenile snook during a two-year project. Orlando, FL – September 10, 2018 – Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) is partnering with the Florida Fish and…

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Bay scallop season closes Sept. 11 in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County

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Photo gallery: http://bit.ly/2BM92Mz  The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County closes Sept. 11 with the last day open to harvest being Sept. 10. This includes Steinhatchee and all state waters from the Suwannee River to the Fenholloway River. Share your input These season dates are for 2018…

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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Ocala!

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The Florida Fisha and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Ocala on Sept. 15. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Millers Boating Center, 1661 NW 57th St. Advance registration is required. To register, call Tonya Hanna at 352-622-7757 or email Tonya@MillersBoating.com. If…

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Lionfish update: Challenge ends Sept. 3; Next tagged lionfish from Atlantic worth $5,000; Get ready for 2018 Summit

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Sign up for the 2018 #Lionfish Summit today. MyFWC.com/LionfishSummit  Lionfish Challenge promotional video (YouTube):https://youtu.be/Gmd25BbpLVw Photos (Flickr): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkZ5fhR    The last day of the Lionfish Challenge is Labor Day (Sept. 3), but there is still time to earn prizes; submit your harvest or find a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tagged lionfish. The next person…

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