FWC

(Source: CBS4)

Extra Patrols On Water Over Holiday Weekend

Boaters should expect to see extra law enforcement on the water cracking down on drunk boaters and other sea-faring safety violations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

07/01/2015

Trevor Moore  (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Crews Cease Search For Missing Olympic Sailor

U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) officers ceased their search for a missing Olympic sailor whose boat was found abandoned off Dinner Key Marina.

06/27/2015

Lionfish (Photo By MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Remove 10 Lionfish, Get Extra Lobster During Mini-Season

Every year hundreds of boaters and divers take part in South Florida’s popular two-day lobster mini-season but this year, you’ll get a little something extra if you remove 10 lionfish from the water.

CBS Miami–06/26/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Wildlife Commissioners Approve Bear Hunting

Wildlife officials took a final vote Wednesday and approved a new bear hunting season in Florida–just a few years after it was removed from the state’s threatened species list.

06/24/2015

- A photo taken on January 23, 2014 shows a farmed European sturgeon in Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle, southwestern France. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE MULLER        (Photo credit JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sturgeon Leaps From River, Knocks Teen Unconscious

A Florida teen was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon while boating with family over the weekend.

06/03/2015

FWC makes video asking Florida boaters to wear their "PFD," or personal flotation device. (Source: FWC/YouTube)

Zero Tolerance For BUI & Safety Enforced Ahead Of Memorial

It’s the start of Memorial Day Weekend, a vastly popular boating weekend in South Florida.

05/22/2015

Florida Spiny Lobster (Source: CBS4)

FWC: 3 Lobster Poachers Arrested In Miami-Dade County

Three people were arrested Saturday for poaching lobsters in Miami-Dade County. Officials said they illegally had 87 wrung lobster tails, 66 of which were undersized.

05/13/2015

Manatee rescued from storm station (Source: Twitter/@FtLaudFire)

Crews Rescue Manatee Stuck In Storm Station

A one-and-a half year old manatee is resting and recovering after a complicated rescue from a Fort Lauderdale stormwater culvert.

05/12/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

$5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Endangered Florida Panther

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered animals in the world, which is why federal wildlife officials are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a Florida panther.

CBS Miami–04/30/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Curb Bear, Gator Feeding

As the state tries to reduce dangerous interactions between bears and humans, lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would change the penalties for feeding wildlife.

04/27/2015

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