Tag Archives: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Boating and Fishing communities celebrate approval of Biscayne fisheries management plan

Last week, after decades of debate, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the Biscayne National Park (BNP) Fisheries Management Plan. NMMA and much of the recreational boating and fishing community advocated in favor of the plan, which is aimed at increasing the size and abundance of targeted species within the Park by 20%. The plan enters into ...

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RBFF helps 60,000 boats return with reactivation program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced that its Boat Registration Reactivation Program brought a record number of boats back to the water. The program, which delivered letters to owners of boats with lapsed registrations in 19 states, resulted in more than 60,000 re-registrations. “Year after year, our Boat Registration Reactivation Program has brought tens of thousands of boaters ...

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission announces 2019 Gulf Red Snapper season

At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the popular and economically important 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational season to open June 11 through July 12, with a possible fall reopening if quota is available. This season will apply to those fishing from private recreational vessels in state and federal waters and to ...

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Florida Senate passes two boating safety measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Senate unanimously approved 39-0 two boating measures on Wednesday, which will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, as reported by the local CBS affiliate in Miami. The first measure, HB-427, would provide a discount of about 12 percent on annual vessel-registration fees next year if boaters show they have purchased and registered emergency locator ...

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