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Cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, outside front door of home

With so much rain and rising water comes Florida nature. Imagine finding a cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, a.k.a viper, right outside the door of your...
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Snook season is approaching, what you need to know

The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide, with the exception of state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line south to Gordon...

FWC long-term investigation, fish and wildlife being sold on black market

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas...
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Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando counties opens July 1 and...
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Recreational red snapper season is here

The recreational red snapper season started June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and will remain open through July 12, closing July 13. Anglers...
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15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

Florida -- Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of...
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Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management...
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Recreational harvest for several species of grouper, closed

Gag grouper recreational harvest closed in Gulf state and federal waters on Jan. 1, 2019. The same day, several species of grouper also closed to...
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Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in federal and most state waters of the Gulf, including all of Monroe County and...
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FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public input as staff improves rules for non-native species. The potential changes will affect...
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FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure...
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2018 Crystal River scallop festival

Celebrate summer at Crystal River's scallop festival. The festival will feature live music, bounce houses, karaoke, beer, arts and crafts, a variety of foods, a...
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Red snapper season closes soon

Recreational red snapper season closes soon in Gulf state and federal waters. Red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter...
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2018 red snapper season

Recreational red snapper season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remains open through July 20, closing July 21. According to FWC,...

Gag grouper season opens soon

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1 and will remain...
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Forest High School teacher on paid leave following animal drowning

Law enforcement officials are investigating a Forest High School teacher, Dewie Brewton, who allegedly drown two raccoons and an opossum in an agriculture class. The...

Stone crab season closed

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone...
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Red tide detected in Southwest Florida

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed along Lee and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida over the past week. In...
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FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

  Following a four-month-long investigation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three...

New Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved a new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County. The small island, known as Port Orange...