Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Orlando Magic on March 30 for Florida Outdoor Night and FanFest at 4 p.m. in Orlando. This event, at the Amway Center, is free and open to the public. The event offers participants an opportunity to talk to wildlife biologists, fisheries experts and FWC […]

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 was reeled in […]

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 enforcement […]

From FWC Press Release On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved staff’s recommendations for revisions to two boating safety zones on the Okeechobee Waterway in Hendry and Martin counties. One change affects the boating safety zone around the Clewiston Lock at the Hoover Dike city ramp. Staff proposed to extend the […]

Monday, November 26, 2012 Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-227-3830 Freshwater fishing regulations for Edward Medard Reservoir in Plant City will change on Jan. 1, 2013, when temporary restrictions on harvesting freshwater sport fish and catfish will expire. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a public meeting to gather input on a […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2012 Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3200 During the last week of November, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Istokpoga. All scheduled management efforts are subject to weather conditions. The lake will be monitored after treatment. There are no restrictions for fishing, swimming or […]

Managing Aquatic Plants in Lake Apopka is the focus of a public meeting in Winter Garden on Tuesday, Jan. 24 hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The meeting is from 6-9 p.m. in Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Avenue in Newton Park, Winter Garden, The goal of this meeting is to […]

If you are like most Florida anglers and boaters, you enjoy your time on the water. It’s an opportunity to get close to nature and break the routine of work, school or retirement. The peaceful challenge of trying to find, attract and catch your piscatorial prey is made possible, in part, by the scientific management […]

The final draft plan for hydrilla management on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes for treatments through spring 2012 will be the focus of a public meeting Aug. 31 in the Osceola County Chambers in the Administrative Building at 1 Courthouse Square in Kissimmee. The draft plan includes revisions based on appropriate public comments Florida Fish […]

FWC Passes rule to conserve quality bass on Orange, Lochloosa lakes December 01, 2010 11:34 AM Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new rule Wednesday, reducing the daily bag limit for trophy bass at Orange and Lochloosa lakes in Alachua County. The largemouth bass […]