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STATE GRANT WILL PAY COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN TO CLEAR THE SHORELINE

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Monroe County is putting out a $1.43 million bid for a management operation to clear nearshore debris between Marathon and Sugarloaf Key. The cleanup is funded by...

BAD WEATHER + FWC PERSONNEL = LIFE SAVING RESCUE MISSION

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A group boating on the waters off of Key Largo were found and rescued safely after their vessel sank a few miles offshore.  A 911 call came in...

College student charged after reportedly removing, taking photo with goliath grouper

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An 18-year-old college student was charged following an online tip that showed a picture of the male allegedly posing with a goliath grouper out of the water.  According...

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...

County removes derelict vessels from Keys waters with FWC Grant

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Monroe County was awarded a $48,475 grant by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Derelict Vessel Grant Program (DVGP). This grant provided reimbursement for 100...

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...
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