Conservation groups Tuesday filed an emergency petition seeking expanded boat-speed limits to protect endangered , which calve each year off the coast of North Florida and other areas of the Southeast.

Emergency Petition Filed In Florida Seeking Expanded Protection For Endangered Whales

Conservation groups Tuesday filed an emergency petition seeking expanded boat-speed limits to protect endangered , which calve each year off the coast of North Florida and other areas of the Southeast. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Conservation Law Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, and Whale…

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Manatee Feeding Offers Relief, But Deaths Hit 400

For Manatee Awareness Month Florida FWC Reminds Boaters To Go Slow, Look Out Below

November is Manatee Awareness Month, an important time for boaters to go slow and look out below to watch for manatees as they travel to warmer water sites around the state. Manatees depend on water generally warmer than 68 degrees Fahrenheit to survive the winter, so…

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises the public that fall is an ideal time to exclude bats from your home or other structures. Exclusion is not permitted during bat maternity season, which officially concluded Aug. 15. Waiting until fall protects Florida’s beneficial bat populations by keeping them undisturbed while they give birth and raise their young, called pups.

Florida FWC: Now Is The Time To Exclude Bats From Your Structures 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises the public that fall is an ideal time to exclude bats from your home or other structures. Exclusion is not permitted during bat maternity season, which officially concluded Aug. 15. Waiting until fall protects Florida’s beneficial…

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The competition begins Friday to eliminate large invasive snakes that threaten native wildlife in Florida’s Everglades.

Hundreds Of Burmese Pythons Removed During 2022 Florida Python Challenge

Nearly 1,000 participants from 32 states, Canada, and Latvia came together to remove hundreds of Burmese pythons from South Florida as part of the 2022 Florida Python Challenge®. Participants removed 231 invasive Burmese pythons during the 10-day competition created to increase awareness about invasive species…

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If you’re thinking of chartering a fishing boat in Tampa for the first time, you likely have a lot of questions. Any expert would tell you that if you don’t have a lot of fishing experience, this is a great way to learn a lot in a short amount of time.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Requests Federal Fisheries Ian Disaster Declaration For Fishing Industry

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by fishing captains from southwest Florida to show his support for the industry as they continue their road to recovery. Hurricane Ian had significant impacts on the commercial and recreational fishing industry. To help the fishing industry get back…

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Several species of grouper and snapper will either open or close to harvest in Gulf and Atlantic state waters starting Jan. 1. 

Applications For Limited Recreational Goliath Grouper Harvest In Florida Waters Open Oct. 15

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon accept applications for the first harvest of goliath grouper in state waters since 1990. Those interested can apply anytime from Oct. 15-30, 2022, for the upcoming 2023 season, which will be a highly regulated limited…

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has established a hotline for reporting displaced vessels still on Florida state waters because of Hurricane Ian. 

FWC Creates Hotline To Address Thousands Of Vessels In Florida Displaced By Hurricane Ian   

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has established a hotline for reporting displaced vessels still on Florida state waters because of Hurricane Ian.  When Hurricane Ian swept across the state, thousands of vessels were displaced by wind and storm surge. Some were pushed…

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