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Illegal lobster harvest from artificial habitat draws FWC resource case

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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