Tag Archives: FWC

Suwannee Lake Renovations Still Progressing

By on April 17th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Almost two years after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed Suwannee Lake to the public for renovations, some of the changes are now visible. For almost 50 years, the lake has provided a natural habitat for wildlife in […]

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In The News: UCF Responds To Bomb Threat, Activists Oppose Bear Hunts, Oysters Negatively Affecting Economy, Duke Energy New Solar Plan

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

UCF Police Evacuate Student Union After Bomb Threat – The University of Central Florida Police Department evacuated the student union after a reported bomb threat late Saturday evening. Students were asked to avoid the student union until the police department […]

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Workshop Sparks Debate on Dangers of Burmese Pythons

By on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Florida wildlife officials have boosted their efforts against Burmese pythons by inviting the public to join the fight, but some researchers and breeders disagree on the severity of the python problem.

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FWC Hosts First Statewide Nonnative Fish Catch

By 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.

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FWC Attempts to Reduce Lionfish Population

By 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 […]

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Orange Lake Levels Rising for First Time in More Than a Decade

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm

After years of drought, this year’s rainfall has restored Orange Lake’s water levels.

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Florida Wildlife Commission Educates Community on Bear Safety

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is educating the public on how to prevent human-bear interactions.

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Middleburg Nonprofit Expands to Fight Hunger, Serve More Families

By on March 17th, 2014 | Last updated: March 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

They use donated deer meat to feed undernourished families.

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Gulf Deep-Sea Fishing Regulation Changed

By 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.

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Beyond pythons, Florida termed “cesspool” of world’s invasive species problem

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.

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