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Bonus recreational red snapper harvest weekends set to begin in Gulf

September 28, 2010 

The recreational harvest of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida will be open for eight consecutive three-day weekends, beginning Friday, Oct. 1.  

Wildlife Alert Hotline now handling oiled-wildlife calls

September 16, 2010 

Oiled wildlife retrievals in Northwest Florida continue to decline - so much so that special teams to retrieve and transport visibly oiled wildlife are no longer needed in Florida. 

FWC employees perform above and beyond to respond to oil spill disaster

September 09, 2010 

At the height of the oil spill, FWC employees tirelessly carried out responsibilities to protect our precious natural resources and preserve the scenic beauty of our great state.  

Sea turtle nests to remain on beaches of Northwest Florida, Alabama

August 26, 2010 

Suveys found healthy, unoiled Sargassum available to hatchlings entering the Gulf of Mexico. This type of seaweed is the main habitat for sea turtle hatchlings. 

Scientists release the first rescued, rehabilitated sea turtles back into the Gulf

August 18, 2010 

NOAA administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Adm. Thad Allen joined state, federal, and partner biologists today as they released 23 Kemp's ridley sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico near Cedar Key, Fla., after the turtles were successfully rescued and rehabilitated from the effects of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill.  

Closed shrimp-harvesting area in Escambia Co. reopens

August 16, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will reopen state waters offshore of Escambia County to the harvest of shrimp at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 17.  

FWC ends relocation of sea turtle eggs in Franklin, Gulf counties

August 13, 2010 

Sea turtle nests on the eastern portion of Florida Panhandle beaches will no longer be excavated and transported to the Atlantic coast.  

FWC rescuing oil-impacted sea turtles with help from Gulf fishermen

August 06, 2010 

Biologists and commercial charter boat fishermen are teaming up to help oil-impacted sea turtles in the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico.  

Conservation education and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

August 02, 2010 

Summer provides ample opportunity for children to develop a love of nature.  

Closed fish-harvesting area in Escambia County reopens

July 31, 2010 

The FWC had closed this area on June 14 as a precautionary measure due to possible impacts of oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

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FWC Facts:
The wild pig, also called the wild hog, wild boar or feral pig, is not a Florida native and may have been introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539.

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