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Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the opening of registration for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge which will be held July 9-18. Registration is now open and members of the public can take the online...
During this season, private recreational anglers may harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters. However, state for-hire operations are limited to fishing for red snapper in Gulf state waters only.
“The protection of our environment and vital water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state,” said DeSantis. “Today’s land acquisitions give us another opportunity to address these issues in a meaningful way.”
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Eric Sutton and other partners to kickoff “100...
On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to remove Burmese pythons from South Florida.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Eric Sutton, the executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), urging the agency to ensure that Key deer populations, and their critical habitat, remain protected regardless of the species’ future federally protected status.
The governor’s office highlighted the threat pythons pose to the Everglades.
The governor also showcased the economic benefits Florida gains through fishing.
“The bill establishes the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative as a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory to develop technologies and approaches to control and mitigate red tide and its impacts,” the governor’s office noted.
DeSantis and Perdue cheered President Donald Trump for signing a $19.1 billion supplemental spending package last week “to assist Americans in recovery efforts from catastrophic disasters over the past three years” which included $480 million to help the timber industry in Northwest Florida recover from the hurricane.
“This stocking effort will support and sustain local redfish populations and address concerns regarding impact of red tide on marine fisheries along the coast of Southwest Florida.”