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Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year

October 30, 2013 

More than 25,000 documented on 26 index beaches. 

FWC shuts down illegal monkey sales

October 30, 2013 

28 monkeys seized, placed in licensed facilities. 

Public meeting on Nov. 5 to discuss managing Lake June pondweed

October 30, 2013 

Meeting will take place at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge from 6-9 p.m. 

Reminder: Atlantic vermilion snapper season will remain open this fall

October 29, 2013 

The Nov. 1-March 1 closure has been eliminated in state, federal waters. 

Tarpon statewide snagging definition, gear rules in Boca Grande Pass changes effective Nov. 1

October 29, 2013 

Changes will provide further protection for iconic fish. 

Stay safe, be responsible on public lands

October 28, 2013 

All safety precautions and resource laws are of vital importance, on both public and private lands. 

Fisheries Biologist of the Year award goes to 40-year FWC employee

October 25, 2013 

Bill Coleman honored by Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 

FWC Lionfish Summit Oct. 22-24 in Cocoa Beach

October 21, 2013 

Sponsored by the Guy Harvey Foundation, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Florida Sea Grant. 

‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ weekend offers angling fun on Keys

October 18, 2013 

Nov. 15-17 at the Elks Lodge in Tavernier. 

Hunt season modified at Big Cypress WMA

October 18, 2013 

Additional 6 days of archery hunting, 5 days of muzzleloading gun hunting. 

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