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Feds Eye Tougher Measures to Protect Sea Turtles

Posted: 06/24/2011 - Federal regulators say they're considering new restrictions on Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast shrimpers because of the damage the industry is causing to threatened and endangered sea turtles.

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Facebook Photos Result in Arrest

Updated: 06/21/2011 - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.

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Bay Scallop Season to Open Early, Close Late this Year

Posted: 06/20/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will begin June 25 and extend through Sept. 25.

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Georgia Ladies Catch and Release Huge Fish

Updated: 06/20/2011 - Georgia DNR Ranger Captain Jeff Swift from Albany, Georgia took his wife, Sherry, and daughters Amanda and Jennifer on an off shore fishing trip on June 18.

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[UPDATE] Florida Black Bear Removed from Threatened List

Updated: 06/09/2011 - The Florida black bear, the Brown pelican and 14 other species are set to be removed from the list of threatened species in Florida after a unanimous vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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FWC Refines Gopher Tortoise Permitting Process

Posted: 06/08/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved revisions to its gopher tortoise permitting guidelines Wednesday during its meeting in St. Augustine.

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FWC Commissioners Elect New Leaders

Posted: 06/08/2011 - At its meeting Wednesday in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission elected Commissioner Kathy Barco, of Jacksonville, to serve as Chairwoman, effective immediately.

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Pregnant Panda

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Nothing generates more excitement at a zoo than the birth of a baby; especially a panda cub.

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Remaining Alligator Hunting Permits Go On Sale June 8

Posted: 06/06/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin the second application phase for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.

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FWC Carries on the Public Trust Doctrine

Posted: 06/01/2011 - FWC has an outstanding public reputation, and most people who care about nature and are outdoors enjoying our resources understand that we provide a valuable service.

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No Fishing Fines This Weekend

Updated: 05/31/2011 - It's not too early to start thinking about Father's Day and this year the state is offering a gift idea… fishing.

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For 3rd Year, Florida Forever Funding is Cut

Posted: 05/18/2011 - The Florida Cabinet approved a new priority list Tuesday of over 100 properties eligible for preservation under the popular Florida Forever program, but because of budget cuts approved by the Legislature, the vast majority of the nearly 2 million acres ready for conservation will remain on the waiting list for another year.

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Florida a Finalist for Nation's Best State Parks

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, recently announced the Florida Park Service as finalists for the 2011 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

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