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Florida Leads Country In Boating Accidents, Deaths

By on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Florida had 577 boating accidents in 2014 and 67 boating deaths, leading the country in both categories. With the large number of boats registered in Florida, some people advocate for stricter boating laws.

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FWC Surveys Local Fishermen About Gulf Species

By on July 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The FWC is conducting surveys to discover trends in species of fish being caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Local fishermen agree that monitoring the fish is important, but some question the method of data collection.

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Donors Raise Funds For Family Of Girl Killed By Jumping Sturgeon

By on July 8th, 2015 | Last updated: July 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

A fundraising page has raised more than $20,000 for the family of a 5-year-old girl who was killed by a jumping sturgeon. The girl’s mother and brother were also injured.

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Protestors Voice Concern Over Proposed Bear Hunt

By on June 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: June 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

Protesters voiced their opposition to the proposed bear hunt on Monday outside of the Ocala office for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The FWC is expected to vote on the issue Wednesday.

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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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