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FWC proposes changes to ballyhoo fishery rules

February 18, 2010 

Fishermen harvest ballyhoo with lampara nets and sell them recreational anglers for use as bait.  

FWC acts to protect lemon sharks

February 18, 2010 

Lemon sharks have a high potential to be overharvested.  

FWC staff recommends random drawing for hunt permits

February 18, 2010 

The change will take place in the 2010-11 hunting season.  

FWC proposes change to oyster rules

February 18, 2010 

The change will help oyster fishermen adjust to pending restrictions regarding time allowed to harvest and transport oysters on the water in Florida.  

FWC committed to Youth Conservation Center initiatives

February 18, 2010 

Statewide network of centers to be modeled after the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center near Monticello.  

FWC Chairman: Let's remain tough on pythons

February 17, 2010 

Barreto directs staff to develop tough measures for dealing with pythons in S.Fla.  

FWC approves draft rules for captive wildlife

February 17, 2010 

New Class I or II wildlife facilities must comply with local building codes,zoning requirements.  

Hunters get more public land; youths get new turkey hunting weekend

February 17, 2010 

Changes take effect July 1.  

Deer hunters get better-aligned zones, season dates

February 17, 2010 

The new rules modified zone boundaries and season dates for deer hunting on private property.  

FWC decides to draft rules guiding fox and coyote enclosures

February 17, 2010 

An executive order prohibiting chasing of foxes and coyotes within an enclosure will be issued by Feb. 24.  

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