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FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

June 11, 2010 

Because of the large number of oil containment booms and cleanup equipment being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section is asking boaters to slow down where oil cleanup is under way.  

Bass-fishing alert: Toho is red hot

June 11, 2010 

The lake proves and improves its reputation as one of the top-five destinations in the world for those who seek the ultimate bass-fishing experience.  

Commercial fishing license renewal period extended

June 11, 2010 

Gov. Charlie Crist is giving Florida's commercial fishermen and seafood dealers an extra three months to renew their licenses this year. 

Bay scallop season to open 12 days early this year

June 11, 2010 

Gov. Charlie Crist has announced that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will open 12 days earlier than usual this year. The governor is taking this action to help relieve possible economic hardships on Florida fishing communities that may occur due to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

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FWC Facts:
Florida panthers often meticulously cache, or cover, their prey with leaves, grass and sticks. This helps prevent competitors and scavengers from finding and stealing their food.

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