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Florida Leads the Nation in Family Fishing and Boating

June 25th, 2016|Categories: Florida Fishing News, Our FWC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Florida Leads the Nation in Family Fishing and Boating

Florida Leads the Nation in Family Fishing and Boating

Florida Leads the Nation, nine locations in Florida are recognized as prime places for outdoor family fun!

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four […]

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Florida Diversifying the Waters with Hybrid Sunshine Bass

November 4th, 2014|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , |Comments Off on Florida Diversifying the Waters with Hybrid Sunshine Bass

Florida Hybrid Sunshine Bass

By DONALD DEBEVOISE
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will put more than 3 million fish into Florida’s waters this year, a good portion of which will be a special hybrid of bass. The agency says the fish is beneficial to both anglers and the […]

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TrophyCatch back for more

January 9th, 2014|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , |Comments Off on TrophyCatch back for more

After a successful inaugural campaign, TrophyCatch is back for more.

The program by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission awards anglers around the state who properly record their bass before releasing it for another fishermen to potentially enjoy a moment of their own.

The biggest bass recorded in last year’s campaign […]

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TrophyCatch Boat Giveaway Winner Announced

December 4th, 2013|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on TrophyCatch Boat Giveaway Winner Announced

FWC Press Release

Trophy Catch bass boatFive lucky anglers who signed up at TrophyCatchFlorida.com started celebrating the holidays early when their own special Santa delivered big, with a boat and motor, or fishing trip and gift cards.

TrophyCatch is a special reward-driven angler […]

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RBFF Hispanic Outreach Plan to Launch in Florida

December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Florida Fishing News, Our FWC|Tags: |Comments Off on RBFF Hispanic Outreach Plan to Launch in Florida

RBFF this month announced that Florida and Texas will serve as test markets for the launch of its five-year Hispanic Outreach Plan. In partnership with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, outreach will begin in spring 2014.

Nick Wiley, Executive Director of the Florida […]

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Florida announce license-free fishing days

November 25th, 2013|Categories: Florida Fishing News, Our FWC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Florida announce license-free fishing days

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is waiving fishing license requirements for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The governor and state wildlife officials have declared Friday, Nov. 29 a license-free freshwater fishing day and Saturday, Nov. 30 a license-free saltwater fishing day.

Scott said the waivers will give Floridians and their […]

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Fish Floating in Lake Victor

June 5th, 2013|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fish Floating in Lake Victor

From FWC “Fish Busters’ Bulletin”

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: MyFWC.com

Recently, north Florida anglers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fishery biologists were heartbroken to see the white bellies of numerous fish floating in […]

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FWC announces new law enforcement director

May 6th, 2013|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FWC announces new law enforcement director

News Release
Friday, May 03, 2013
Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585
This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officially welcomed a new law enforcement director, Col. Calvin L. Adams Jr.
As leader of the largest conservation law enforcement agency in the country, he will oversee more than 1,000 employees, direct their […]

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