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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

(Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.) Nov. 29, 2016   Suggested Tweet: Recreational #snook harvest season closes Dec. 1 in Gulf: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/175e8db #Florida #fishing   Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1   The...

The Meatheads of the Week: 11/16/2016

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   ESCAMBIA COUNTY   While on patrol in Pensacola Bay, Officer Allgood found numerous fisheries-related violations including possession of red snapper during the closed season, undersized red snapper and undersized gag grouper. Four criminal summonses were...

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...

The Meatheads of the Week, 11/3/2016

Weekly Report October 21, 2016 through October 27, 2016 This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past two weeks; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement....

Watch out for migrating manatees!

Watch out for migrating manatees! Manatee numbers are up and these bulky aquatic mammals are on the move this month! The annual migration of Florida manatees begins in November, as the weather cools and...

Lionfish Totals

For immediate release: Oct. 4, 2016 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Suggested Tweets: Lionfish Challenge final numbers are in…16,609 #lionfish removed from #Florida waters! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1691762 #fwclionfish David Garrett crowned Florida’s Lionfish King for removing 3,324...

EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater

http://www.occupy.com/article/epa-plans-allow-unlimited-dumping-fracking-wastewater-gulf-mexico#sthash.pfHowSb1.IsZyjsu7.dpbs Environmentalists are warning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its draft plan to continue allowing oil and gas companies to dump unlimited amounts of fracking chemicals and wastewater directly into the Gulf of Mexico...

The Sad State of Affairs: Snook in Florida

Sent to the state commission.   Unanswered weeks later. ****This is Neil Taylor, Clearwater, Florida.   Fishing guide and one of the co-founders of Florida Anglers United.*** -Zero reply to my last email, in almost three weeks.    Here...

Red Tides Connected to Fertilizer Runoff: The Science of Algal Blooms

By John Upton When fertilizer or sewage runs into a waterway, or when phosphorous and nitrogen rise up from the ocean depths, algae can converge and feast and mushroom on the buffet of growth-inducing nutrients. But...

The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster

The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster: Florida’s Fight to Save Its Prized Delicacy by Chris Fuhrmeister, July 23, 2015 http://www.eater.com/2015/7/23/9010545/oysters-apalachicola-bay-florida-georgia-altanta Inside a three-state legal fight over what are arguably the world's tastiest oysters. Peg Leg Pete's is a Pensacola Beach,...