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Ron DeSantis Approves 10 Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions Totaling More Than 17,000 Acres

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved 10 land and conservation easement acquisitions to protect Florida’s natural environment. The properties, totaling more than 17,000 acres, will be managed and monitored by the...

FWC Charges 10 Suspects for Gill Netting 500 Pounds of Fish

Last week, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) announced the arrest of 10 individuals from Atlanta for the unlawful use of a monofilament entanglement net (gill net) for the take of several species of...

Ileana Garcia, Adam Botana Team Up on Boating Safety Act in Tallahassee

This week, state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, and state Rep. Adam Botana, R-Bonita Springs, showcased their proposed “Boating Safety Act.” Garcia, who presented it to the state Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on...

Matt Willhite Unveils Proposal to Waive Fishing, Hunting Permit Fees for Florida Military Members,...

Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, showcased his proposal “to provide military service members and veterans a discount on hunting and fishing licenses in Florida” including offering “active military and honorably discharged veterans...

News from Around Florida

Volusia County Woman Accidentally Receives $3.4 Million from COVID Economic Revitalization Grant Amy Williams of Holly Hill claims she received a $3.4 million economic revitalization grant intended for restaurants recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. According...

Nikki Fried Wants FWS to Reclassify West Indian Manatee as Endangered Species

This week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried formally requested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) work expeditiously to reclassify the West Indian manatee as an endangered species. FWS is currently conducting its 5-year status...

Vern Buchanan Continues to Call for More Federal Protections for Manatees

This week, a congressman from Florida showcased his proposal offering manatees the highest level of federal protection. Back in August, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to move West Indian manatees from threatened...

Ron DeSantis and Cabinet Approve Florida Forever Land Acquisitions, Conservation Easements

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee and Santa Rosa...

Florida Congressmen Champion the Manatee Protection Act

Two congressmen from the Sunshine State have introduced a proposal offering manatees the highest level of federal protection. At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to move West...
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Ron DeSantis: Registration has Opened for 2021 Florida Python Challenge

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...

Rick Scott Calls on NOAA to Work With FWC on Investigation of Shark Abuse...

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Benjamin Friedman, the deputy undersecretary for operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), urging the agency to work directly with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to provide any federal assistance needed in its investigation into allegations of tiger shark abuse in Citrus County.

Ron DeSantis Announces 2021 Gulf Red Snapper Season

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the 2021 Gulf red snapper recreational season is set to open June 4 and run through July 28, with a possible fall reopening if...
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