Friday, June 23, 2017

The Meatheads of the Week

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   BAY COUNTY   Investigator Thomas received a complaint regarding a 12-foot tiger shark that had been landed on the Bay County Pier earlier in the week. The complainant reported that, after being caught with hook...

More Meatheads of the Week

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   ESCAMBIA COUNTY   Officer McHenry was working in Perdido River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when he observed three individuals enter the area after hours. He approached the individuals in his patrol vehicle and turned his...

Lionfish Removal

(Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.) For immediate release: May 31, 2017 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com   Suggested Tweets: Remove #lionfish, get rewarded. Take the Lionfish Challenge! @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/19e9190 #Florida #FWCLionfish   Over 12k...

The Meatheads of the Week

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   BAY COUNTY   Lieutenant Allen and Officer Rice were patrolling in federal waters when they saw a vessel returning from offshore. During the resource inspection, the operator stated that each of the four people on board...

Gag season starts June 1

May 26, 2017   Suggested Tweet: Gag season starts 6/1 in Gulf federal & most state waters. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/19d7fba #Florida #fishing   Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters   Gag grouper will open for recreational...

Editorial: Leaders defy voters on conservation

Posted May 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM Stories from Headlines Network It turns out that “Florida Forever” meant “Florida Until We Can Find Something Better To Do With $820 Million.” At least, that’s how state lawmakers seem to see it. Monday, they...

The Meatheads of the Week

Weekly Report May 5, 2017 through May 11, 2017   This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.   Patrol, Protect,...

Stone Crabs close

May 10, 2017    Suggested Tweet: Stone #crab season closes 5/16. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/199a8d4 #fishing #Florida   Stone crab season closes May 16   The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last...

Gulf Cobia Workshop

CORRECTION: The minimum size limit for cobia is 33 inches fork length. This was listed incorrectly in the initial news release.    For immediate release: May 9, 2017 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com   Suggested Tweet: Give...

King Mackerel Management

May 8, 2017    Suggested Tweet: King #mackerel management changes effective 5/11. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1993db2 #fishing #Florida   King mackerel management changes effective May 11   Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will...