Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Goliath Grouper Protection

Goliath Grouper: Should they still be protected? By Capt. Mel Berman, 970-WFLA Many who fish and dive our waters have been asking about the status the Goliath grouper. Should they still be protected? Have their stocks...

Not that they should have been kept anyway, snook closed again

Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters   Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal...

Texas Wildlife on Catch and Release

Catch and Release Fishing http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/catchrelease/ General Guidelines Not every fish is a "keeper." You may catch a fish that's under legal size or too big to fit in your cooler. You may land a magnificent trophy and...

Two Md. Poachers Banned For Life From Fishing Striped Bass

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/06/28/two-md-poachers-banned-for-life-from-fishing-striped-bass/ BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — Two Talbot County men are banned for life from fishing striped bass after they were found guilty of poaching andselling nearly $500,000 of striped bass over a four-year span, authorities said. The Maryland Department of...

Comments: Reopening Snook 2013

 Neil Taylor, www.capmel.com The replies to the first two articles on the decision to reopen the species of snook on the west coast have been brisk and they have been interesting.    Comments in favor of...

Mutton snapper management changes

Dec. 19, 2016   Suggested Tweet: Mutton #snapper changes effective Jan. 1 via @MyFWC: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/17acfc5 #Florida #fishing   Mutton snapper management changes effective Jan. 1 Several mutton snapper management changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. These changes were...

Port Everglades dredge drawing fire

Diver Dan Burdeno photographed these staghorn coral in February about 2,500 feet from the Port Everglades channel. Environmentalists worry a survey of coral that could be damaged by a dredging project overlooked these colonies....

FWC to receive funding due to oil spill

Nov. 15, 2016   Suggested Tweet: Funding from @NFWFnews approved for @MyFWC for #conservation projects: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/172a951 #Florida   FWC to receive funding for shorebird, sea turtle and Gulf fisheries conservation due to oil spill The National Fish and...

Speckled Trout Handling Tips

Speckled Trout Handling Tips By Neil Taylor, Guide Services-Tampa Bay Region Speckled Trout are great light tackle “catch-and-release” fun but they are unfortunately one of the most delicate species of fish that we encounter in the...

The Meatheads of the Week

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   OKALOOSA COUNTY   Officer Bartlett was dispatched to a complaint reporting that a blue heron was intentionally shot in a community in Destin. When Officer Bartlett arrived, he spoke with the complainant and captured the...