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Florida Fishing News

FWC Chipola River video wins national award

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) video, FLOW: the Chipola River Story , received second place in the Association for Conservation Information’s “Video...

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Gulf County bay scallop season opens Aug. 17

Starting Aug. 17, state waters off Gulf County, including St. Joseph Bay, will open to bay scallop harvest. This area will remain open through Sept. 30 and includes all state waters from...

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Blue crab trap closure ending early; Aug. 20-29 trap closure also cancelled

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 3 nautical miles, including intracoastal waterways) from Brevard through Palm Beach counties...

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We need your input – East coast workshops on shore-based shark fishing start next week

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is gathering public input on shore-based shark fishing. Share your thoughts on the future management of this fishery by attending...

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Lake Piney Z named a Top Mom-Approved Place to Fish and Boat

After six weeks of nationwide voting, Tallahassee’s Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was awarded fourth place in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s contest to rank...

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Lionfish Challenge 2018 – 1 month to go – Aug. 8 update

The Lionfish Challenge has less than a month to go (last day to submit is Labor Day, Sept. 3), but there is still plenty of time to earn prizes or find an FWC-tagged lionfish, worth up to...

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East coast blue crab trap closures start Aug. 10

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from certain state waters on the east coast of Florida prior to Aug. 10, the first day of two 10-day trap closures occurring this...

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Atlantic anglers and captains encouraged to assist FWC with red snapper research

Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking for help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to...

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Greater amberjack and gray triggerfish reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Aug. 1

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1. The amberjack season will remain open through Oct. 31 in state...

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Pasco County bay scallop season closing statement

Reminder: State waters off Pasco County remain open to bay scallop harvest through Sunday, July 29, and waters will be closed to harvest beginning Monday, July 30. This 10-day trial season...

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