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DeSantis makes conservation a priority

During the past four years under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ leadership, Florida has remained one of the most sought-after destinations for world-class fishing, unique hunting opportunities and recreation. Gov. DeSantis’ focus on protecting our natural resources and his continued support, ensures that residents and visitors will benefit and enjoy our environmental resources for generations to come...

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Harvest of red grouper, lane snapper reopens in Gulf state waters Jan. 1 

Harvest of red grouper and lane snapper will reopen in Gulf state waters on Jan. 1, 2023, after early season closures. The FWC is committed to collecting critical recreational harvest fishing data to inform management of popular reef fish, including red grouper. The State Reef Fish Survey provides the FWC with a clearer picture of...

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FWC’s School Fishing Club Program expands name to include more students

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously approved changing the name of the High School Fishing Program to the School Fishing Club Program. The program has grown in popularity in recent years and continues to support and encourage youth anglers of all ages. The new name more accurately portrays...

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Nesting season here for sea turtles, waterbirds

By: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers how to help protect vulnerable nesting sea turtles and waterbirds while visiting Florida’s coastal habitats. Each spring and summer, thousands of sea turtles, shorebirds and seabirds nest on Florida’s beaches. Because our state’s shorelines are critical for...