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Florida Fishing News

Stone crab season closes May 16

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. This five-month...

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Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program hosted this summer in Cedar Key

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program in Cedar Key for youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Programs will be...

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2018 Lionfish Festival, new location, same fun

Toolkit: ReefRangers.com/About/Festival  Lionfish Festival Promo Video (YouTube):https://youtu.be/5Erl6iJMrv8  Mark your calendars. The 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is...

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Recreational and commercial trap fishery workshops scheduled for May; your input needed

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on the recreational and commercial stone crab and blue crab fisheries and the commercial spiny lobster trap...

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Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center summer day camp registration now open

The week-long summer day camps  at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center offer a fun, safe and affordable way for kids to learn archery, freshwater fishing, hunting and wilderness...

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Grouper, hogfish fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

The following species will reopen to recreational harvest May 1 in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic: hogfish; gag, black, red, yellowmouth and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red...

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Greater amberjack season opens May 1 in Gulf state waters

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will reopen to harvest May 1 and remain open through May 31. The season will reopen again Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Greater...

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FWC discusses Gulf red snapper management, creates Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018-2019

At the April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed Gulf red snapper management, including the 40-day Gulf recreational season...

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FWC approves statewide changes to tripletail and sheepshead management

At its April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead. Changes go into...

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Media statement: FWC Commission goliath grouper update

After listening to public comments and discussing the current and future management of goliath grouper in Florida at the April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

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