The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) reopens Aug. 1.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a series of Gulf of Mexico red snapper workshops for recreational stakeholders beginning in late July to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper. The workshops will also explore potential future approaches to managing this fishery in an effort to ensure optimal access for Florida’s resident and visiting anglers.
Recipients Use Innovative Farming Practices to Protect Environment
Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced the three winners of the state's Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting environmentally innovative farming practices.
In Miami-Dade County, Florida lies the last intact tracts of endangered pine rockland. This rockland is a globally imperiled habitat and is home to a menagerie of plants, animals and insects not found anywhere else. It is also habitat to several endangered species such as the bald eagle and indigo snake.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently concluded a joint operation with partner agencies designed to protect the environment, lawful businesses and public safety.