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Help Researchers Find “Brodie” the Manatee

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Researchers with Sea to Shore Alliance and Dauphin Island Sea Lab are asking for the public’s help in locating a tagged manatee named “Brodie” that was tagged in August 2012.

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Is Florida Seafood Safe to Eat?

Updated: 04/22/2013 - April 20th of this year marked the third year since the devastating Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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FWC Moves Ahead with Easier-to-Follow Marine Fisheries Regulations

Posted: 04/17/2013 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April 17 Commission meeting near Tallahassee discussed a draft proposal designed to make the state’s marine fisheries regulations easier to read, understand and enforce.

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FWC to Permanently Waive License Requirement for Lionfish Harvest

Posted: 04/17/2013 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 17 at its meeting near Tallahassee discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear.

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Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands

Posted: 04/12/2013 - If you like to hunt wild hogs, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several upcoming opportunities on public lands in northwest Florida

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FWC Releases Male Panther Rescued with Sister in 2011 [SLIDE SHOW]

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a male Florida panther Wednesday night at the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. The release site is along the borders of Palm Beach, Broward and Hendry counties.

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FWC: Send us Your Lionfish Harvest Photos; We’ll Send You a T-shirt [SLIDE SHOW]

Posted: 03/28/2013 - All you have to do is take a photo of yourself with your lionfish catch and post the photo on Twitter or Instagram with #FWCLionfish. The contest was announced Thursday on Twitter, during a live chat. In return for your efforts, the FWC will send you an official “Lionfish Control Team” T-shirt.

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Red Tide Killing Manatees

Posted: 03/14/2013 - A record number have died in the past two months, in a battle against the very waters they call home.

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Detailed Slide Show of FWC Florida Panther Release

Updated: 02/01/2013 - Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a female Florida panther Thursday night at the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County.

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Panhandle Blue Crab Trap Closure Starts January 5th

Updated: 08/08/2013 - Recreational and commercial blue crab harvesters in certain areas of the Panhandle must remove their blue crab traps from the water before Jan. 5, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.

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