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Month: February 2018

Eric Sutton Takes the Helm at FWC

Eric Sutton Takes the Helm at FWC “We have received many accolades for the agency under the leadership of Chairman Brian Yablonski and Executive Director Nick Wiley. They have been at the tip of the spear, but it’s the whole family who supports the conservation efforts,” said Commissioner Bo Rivard. “As we continue to face […]

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Maverick Assists Recreational Fishing Industry

Maverick Assists Recreational Fishing Industry The recreational fishing industry, on which much of the local economy depends, was devastated. Many boat captains lost their homes, boats and/or gear. Those able to start up again saw much of their fall business evaporate during post-Irma closure of the National Park and the lack of functioning hotels in […]

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Foundation Receives $90,000 Grant for Lionfish Control & Research

Foundation Receives $90,000 Grant for Lionfish Control & Research Lionfish prey on more than 70 fish and invertebrate species including yellowtail snapper, Nassau grouper, parrotfish and banded coral shrimp. They compete for food with native predatory fish like grouper and snapper and negatively impact reef health by eating organisms that keep algae in check. With […]

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Foundation Awards $750,000 in Grants for Florida Springs, Wildlife Management, Hunting & Shooting Sports

Foundation Awards $750,000 in Grants for Florida Springs, Wildlife Management, Hunting & Shooting Sports Awarded annually after a competitive process that includes the input of two citizen advisory committees, Springs grants are for research into the threats facing Florida’s fragile springs, while so-called “deer tag” grants promote women youth hunting programs, hunting safety, Veteran hunting […]

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FWFF Raises $100,000 to Date for FWC First Responders

FWFF Raises $100,000 to Date for FWC First Responders In response, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has raised and distributed more than $100,000 to help the worst-hit FWC staff and their families. Bass Pro Shops, Hancock Whitney Bank and The Lacy Group-Merrill Lynch have been among the largest contributors to this fund, as […]

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