The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public roundtable discussion with local government representatives to hear feedback on issues related to vessel anchoring in Monroe County generally and subsection 327.4108(3), Florida Statutes.
On December 12 , 2020, the 8-1 and #9 in AP poll Miami Hurricanes hosted North Carolina at Hard Rock Stadium. The football program’s fortunes changed drastically that ill fated day as the Canes gave up 778 yards, including 554 on the ground to the Tar Heels in an embarrassing 62-26 loss. Mia…
At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved temporary closures to recreational harvest of gray
Fall Cycle Scene returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend as part of Biketoberfest. Free admission to the area’s largest Motorcycle Marketplace; Two-Wheeled Racing Action to be showcased on iconic 3.51-mile road course.
At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a draft proposal for a limited, highly regulated harvest of goliath grouper in Florida state waters.
Runners of all ages are attracted to a unique scenic bridge race above the Upper Florida Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 14.
Miami (2-3,0-1 ACC) was dominated by Virginia (3-2,1-2 ACC) in the first half last Thursday night at Hard Rock Stadium. Virginia out gained Miami 245-94 yards on the way to a 16-7 halftime lead.
NASCAR has announced the 2022 schedules for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, slates that feature exciting – and significant – adjustments for race fans.
It’s said games aren’t over until a certain Lady sings. The fair Lady’s“…Rocket’s Red Glare…Bombs Bursting In Air” were still reverberating throughout Hard Rock Stadium when the result to come of Saturday afternoon’s contest against the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils was apparent to a…
SpotSports will team up with USA TennisTour (USATT) and Global Tennis Tour to host a USA Tennis Tour Series for all levels. The tennis tournaments will allow players to complete who normally don’t have this opportunity.
The Mexican American Council was recognized as Partner of the Game at the Miami Dolphins Football UNITES tailgate event at the Hard Rock Stadium. “We are so incredibly humbled by this recognition. As lifelong Dolphin fans, this has been an unforgettable experience for our organization and co…
This past Monday myself and local aquatic legend and basketball guru John Pavone were honored to be guests of Head Coach Jim Larranaga and Associate Head Coach Chris Caputo at a UM Basketball practice. We were the only people in the building not directly connected to the basketball program y…
On September 8th at 5 pm, FWC Officers Stallings and Diaz were patrolling on land on Card Sound Road just south of the Monroe/Dade County line.
The problem with an invasive species is recognizing the problem and finding solutions can take time which allows the creatures to propagate beyond what can be easily controlled. The voracious lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific, has been causing severe impact to indigenous fish populations …
South Dade and Homestead are set for their rivalry battle for the South Dade News Leader ‘Centennial Cup’ at Harris Field on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide with the exception of state waters from Pinellas/Hillsborough counties (including Tampa Bay) south to Gordon Pass in Collier County. These waters are catch-and-release for snook due to impacts from red tide.
Just in time for the new school year, the FWC has partnered with Pubbly, a digital education company, to launch five interactive games that engage and educate students of all ages on marine fisheries conservation.
On Aug. 26, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued executive order #21-19 that states the take or transport of all freshwater softshell turtle species or yellow-bellied sliders is currently prohibited until the order is repealed.
As many as 500 solo and relay-team open-ocean swimmers will attempt to conquer the eighth annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, a unique endurance
One race, Saturday’s (Aug. 28) Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway – and one spot remains for a driver to make the 2021, 16-driver NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Talk about intense pressure!
Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual “par-tee” on the water during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 25, in Islamorada.
Divers can vie for prize money while helping preserve native reef fish populations during a fun, competitive Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 9-12, sponsored by Reef Environmental Education Foundation.
On Wednesday August 11th, FWC Officer Daniel Jones, along with Officer Ryan Livingston of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, responded to a Search and Rescue report of a missing diver near Calda Channel in Key West, Florida.
Upping the ante in the courts, two pari-mutuel facilities have filed a second federal lawsuit challenging a 30-year gambling agreement reached by Gov. Ron DeSantis that gives the Seminole Tribe control over sports betting throughout Florida.
FWC Officers Jessica Diaz and Josh Stallings were conducting resource inspections at the Caribbean Club boat ramp (MM104) in the early morning hours, 2 am, Tuesday, Aug. 17.
To support our efforts to restore resilient coral ecosystems, NOAA is recommending approximately $1.43 million in fiscal year 2021 funding. The funding will support seven projects through the Ruth Gates Coral
Winter will come before water-quality issues can be fully addressed to help threatened manatees, which have already experienced a record number of deaths this year in Florida waters.
South Floridians can now help launch a unique “Adopt-A-Net” Fall Migration fundraising campaign to benefit migrating birds, field research and community outreach. The campaign includes sponsorship levels and opportunities for the public to help replace worn “mist nets,” essential to Cape Flo…
During initial rounds this past Sunday morning, zookeepers were unable to find “Gizmo,” a nearly 8 year old meerkat. Sadly, after a meticulous search of the habitat, both above and below ground, his lifeless body was located in what appeared to be a collapsed tunnel. Though zoo staff is stil…
The Miami Hurricanes, coming off an 8-3 campaign and finishing 22nd in the final AP Poll, begin fall practices on Friday night with the defending champs looming in the opener on Sept. 4.
FWC Investigator Chris Mattson was on unmarked water patrol in the area of Carysfort Eeef and Turtle Reef in North Key Largo. He was watching a vessel that had two occupants, and they were displaying a dive flag, although no one was actively diving.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Lake Okeechobee release schedule unveiled last week appears to favor environmental concerns over agriculture and development, but the real divide between proponents and opponents is an east side-west side story.
Over the past year, pandemic-related shutdowns inspired Americans to head outdoors to find open, safe places to relax and exercise in record numbers.
Lion Country Safari welcomed a male baby Plains zebra to its herd. The foal and mom are spending quality time together and are visible to guests from their cars in the Hwange section of the safari, along with the rest of the zebra herd. Lion Country Safari is home to largest herd of zebra on…
New rules laying out the do’s and don’ts physicians must follow when certifying patients to smoke medical marijuana took effect last week, but it’s not clear that doctors or patients are fully aware of them.
As boaters across the state take to Florida’s coast to scallop, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agents ask enthusiasts to keep these tips in mind for a safe, fun and sustainable trip.