By Debora Lima on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm
Florida fisherman are concerned with the growing taste for imported fish. As imports from other countries increase, questions of ethics and safety are floating to the surface.
Tagged FDA, fish, fishers, Florida, Gainesville, grouper, Imports, Millhopper Marketplace, National Fisheries Institute, NOAA, Northwest Seafood, Salmon
By Abbie Banitt on June 8th, 2015 | Last updated: June 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm
Red snapper season was divided on June 1 into two recreational sectors: federal for-hire charter captains and private recreational fishermen. The season for recreational fisherman will be limited to 10 consecutive days, ending at 12:01 a.m. on June 11.
Tagged Amendment 40, Cedar Key, charter, Dunnellon, fish, fishermen, fishing season, Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, florida fishermen, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, Hookedup Charters, North Central Florida, offshore, red snapper, Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan
By Marena Smith on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hosts the first statewide nonnative fish catch. The contest was created to raise awareness and help reduce the growing population of invasive fish species in Florida’s waters.
By Marie Edinger on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is concerned with the growing population of lionfish, a destructive species of fish. The FWC hopes to start up new efforts to prevent the further spread of lionfish and work on extraction. Extraction […]
By Alyssa Fisher on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm
Florida anglers are no longer required to use venting tools. The hope is flexibility of options will increase fish population.
Tagged angler, Anglers, barotrauma, deep-water fishing, descending devices, fish, fishers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Fisheries, offshore fishing, reef fish, returned fish, venting
Fraudulent fish have been flooding the markets as a new study reveals fishy behavior by retail outlets.
By Brandan McCalla on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made multiple arrests in an illegal wildlife product ring based out of Florida.
Business, Crime, Environment, Florida, Local
Tagged alligators, deer, fish, Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, illegal meat, poachers, turkey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service