Friday, April 28, 2017

DAILY UPDATE ON THE NORTHERN INDIAN RIVER LAGOON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2016 CONTACT: FWC Community Relations Office, 850-488-4676, FWCNews@MyFWC.com DAILY UPDATE ON THE NORTHERN INDIAN RIVER LAGOON The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is providing status updates each weekday to keep...

No More Jawbreakers Please!!

By Capt. Woody Gore Many fishing conservations end up with anglers discussing proper fish handling techniques. While everyone has their own opinion, the question still remains what is the best way to hold a fish...

Guidelines for Catch-and-Release Fishing

The most important contributions an angler can make to a successful release are to hook and land the fish as quickly as possible, leave the fish in the water while dehooking, and quickly release...

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...

Dealing with Alligators

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/things-to-know-about-florida-alligators/ MIAMI - The frequency of serious, unprovoked alligator bites has grown in Florida along with the state's population - but fatal attacks remain rare. Still, after a boy was dragged into the water at a...

Tampa Bay seagrass assessment

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Cutting the Line: Don’t do it

March 2, 2016 Suggested Tweet: Entanglement is a REEL issue. Anglers can save hooked birds. Don’t just cut the line! http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/139eb22 @MyFWC #fishing Don’t cut the line! Reel. Remove. Release. It’s a beautiful day and the fishing...

Sewage dump may lead to algae blooms, fish kill, lost seagrass

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Lionfish Removal Updates

(Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.)   April 14, 2016   Suggested Tweet: Two-part lionfish removal effort approved for 2016: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1432ce3 #Florida #fishing   Lionfish beware: FWC approves two-part lionfish removal effort for 2016...

FWC Enforcement Reports 5/17/2016

Patrol, Protect, Preserve NORTHWEST REGION CASES GULF COUNTY While checking a vessel on the Apalachicola River with three occupants for fishing licenses and compliance, Officer McMillion observed four catfish underneath the passenger’s feet. Right behind him at the...