Tag Archive | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Effects of the Red Tide

It seems that the most recent Red Tide outbreak is finally receding. A report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stated that as of February 22, 2019, “the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not observed in the samples collected over the past week.” Beginning in late 2017, this current eruption has lasted […]

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FWC Approves New Shore-Based Shark Fishing Regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is going to implement a statewide ban on chumming in July of 2019 to address shore-based shark fishing concerns. Chumming refers to a widely-used fishing process that involves dumping chopped up fish parts, bones, and blood into the water to attract marine life. The final decision by the […]

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