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Illegal lobster harvest from artificial habitat draws FWC resource case

On July 29, at approximately 12:34hrs, Lt. Joshua Peters of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on-duty and on water patrol. He was patrolling in...

FWC Makes Case vs. Renters Who Removed Large Staghorn Coral Colonies

On July 29, 2020 at approximately 08:30 PM, Investigator Chris Mattson of the FWC received information that renters of Landings of Largo (located on Key Largo) had...

Man dies in Key West parasail accident

Officers from FWC- State of Florida Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission are still investigating a parasailing accident that occurred just before 12:45 p.m. Friday aboard a...

266-pound endangered green sea turtle rescued in Middle Keys

“It takes a village!” That’s what Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon had to say about the synchronized efforts to rescue a 266-pound adult male...

Compete in FWC’s 2020 Lionfish Challenge

Now is the time to register for the 2020 Lionfish Challenge! The Lionfish Challenge is an incentive program that rewards harvesters for their lionfish removals. With a...
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FWC requesting input on the stone crab fishery management

FWC will be holding two virtual stone crab workshops to gather public input about management of the stone crab fishery. A long-term declining trend in stone crab...

Orphaned Infant Manatee Rescued in Islamorada

An orphaned infant manatee was rescued Saturday by marine mammal rescue volunteers in oceanside waters off Islamorada. The lone calf was spotted beneath underwater rocks along a dock...

DRC, Dolphins Plus and FWC team up to free entangled, pregnant manatee

On Tuesday, a manatee named “Dually” was rescued at San Pedro Lake on Plantation Key. According to eyewitnesses and responders, the manatee had both flippers and her...