All posts tagged Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

New at-risk vessel law helps manage waterways

A new Florida law, approved during the 2016 Session, will enable county and local authorities along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to more effectively manage the state’s waterways. The new law, F.S. 327.4107, allows law enforcement officers to issue non-criminal citations to owners who allow their boats to become “at risk”…

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Battle over invasive aquatic weeds continues in the Hillsborough River

The River Board’s Technical Advisory Council has spent the last few months investigating the incidence of invasive aquatic weed growth in the Hillsborough River. With presentations from Hillsborough County Public works, who contracts with the state to perform aquatic weed control, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which takes the lead in…

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