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Public workshops seek input on managing bears in Big Bend

November 24, 2014 

In Homosassa, Dec. 2; Dade City, Dec. 3; Chiefland, Dec. 4. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 24, 2014 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2015, reopening to harvest March 1, 2015. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.  

FWC looks to expand deer management units, new antler measures to the rest of Florida

November 21, 2014 

The purpose of the proposal is to manage deer on a more local scale. 

FWC looks to increase hunting opportunity, from a new WMA to expanded turkey-hunting hours

November 21, 2014 

If passed, the opportunities would be available beginning with the 2015-16 season. 

FWC seeks input on proposed manatee zones for western Pinellas

November 20, 2014 

FWC staff will seek further public input on proposed zones. 

Red grouper conservation measures approved

November 20, 2014 

Bag limit lowered from 4 to 2, effective Jan. 1. 

Give thanks for Florida’s great outdoors, those who protect it this holiday season

November 19, 2014 

Chances are we’ll see some of them out working while others are recreating. 

Next lionfish-control step prevents lionfish breeding, effective Nov. 26

November 18, 2014 

Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native fish and habitat. 

Are you ‘Fishing in the Know’? Marine Fisheries newsletter gets new name for new style

November 18, 2014 

New name for what many have known for years as the “Hot Sheet.”  

Further discussion needed for Lake Orange, Lochloosa, Newnans natural resource management

November 17, 2014 

Update on the Orange Creek Basin Stakeholder engagement process, follow-up to Sept. 25 meeting.  

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The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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