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    Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 through May 15, 2018, closing May 16, in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the bay scallop season off Gulf County remains postponed due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay. The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for...
    FWC - Today, spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season begins. The two-day sports season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and...
      UPDATE Statement from Sarasota Slam: "The Sarasota Slam is in NO WAY affiliated with the despicable behavior in the video on social media. We do not want to give those individuals any more attention. They will be banned from our tournament. Rule #1...
    (Official FWC Press Release) At its February meeting in Crystal River, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the current status of bay scallops in St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County; approved regional changes to the bay...
    Florida - The recreational harvest season for snook closes December 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain closed through January 31, 2017, and reopen for harvest on February 1, 2017. Anglers...
      The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor...
      Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties on July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico...
    // Based on water samples collected over the past week, blooms of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, persist along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties in Southwest Florida. Background to very low concentrations...
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    TrophyCatch season 4

    // TrophyCatch Season 3 ended on a very positive note, and Season 4 is off to an even better start, with peak fishing time right around the corner. TrophyCatch is the citizen-science program that allows...
    // The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has concluded Season 3 (Oct. 1, 2014 to Sep. 30, 2015) of the TrophyCatch citizen-science, conservation rewards program for anglers who catch, document, and release large-mouth bass...
    // Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters December 4, with the last day of harvest being December 3. All Gulf federal waters will close December 3, with the...
    // Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and...
    // Florida -- The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on February 1, 2015, in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The...
    // Naples, Florida -- Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment, and providing fun family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Naples this weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife...
      A patchy bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, continues in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida show a surface bloom approximately 15 to 30...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes at a June 18, 2014, meeting in Fort Myers that will help combat the Lionfish invasion in Florida waters. Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative...