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FWC resolution highlights gopher tortoise conservation

February 24, 2011 

The resolution asked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to not list the gopher tortoise in Florida as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. 

FWC selects 3 sites for anchoring, mooring program

February 24, 2011 

Commissioners selected the cities of Sarasota and St. Petersburg and Monroe County. A mooring field is a controlled area where boaters tie their vessels to a floating buoy, which is secured to the bottom of the waterway.  

FWC proposes increase to red drum bag limit in northern Fla.

February 23, 2011 

Draft rule would raise the recreational daily limit from 1 fish to 2 per person in northern Florida. 

FWC proposes catch-and-release only for bonefish

February 23, 2011 

The proposed rules would also establish new provisions regarding the possession of bonefish by anglers and the possession and transport of bonefish during bonefish fishing tournaments.  

FWC recognizes nature photographer John Spohrer Jr.

February 23, 2011 

The Apalachicola resident has written two books about Florida's Forgotten Coast, which includes Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties.  

Important bass fishing information for Orange, Lochloosa lakes

February 23, 2011 

All fish between 15 and 24 inches must be released, and there's a three-fish daily bag limit. Now, however, only one of the three bass kept may be over 24 inches in length. 

FWC charges Collier airboat captains with feeding alligators, raccoons

February 22, 2011 

Undercover investigators watched as two airboat captains on separate airboats fed marshmallows to alligators and raccoons. 

2 Middleburg teens killed in boating accident

February 22, 2011 

Travis Hanner and Halee Mickey were passengers in a boat operated by Ted Hanner, also of Middleburg. 

Experience outdoor fun March 5 at Beau Turner youth center

February 21, 2011 

The Saturday event is free and open to children of all ages and their parents. It begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Advance registration is not necessary.  

Free Kids' Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

February 21, 2011 

The March 12 clinic will take place at Fort Clinch State Park, from 9 a.m. to noon.  

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