Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission News

Red Tide Plaguing Florida Beaches Spreads to Space Coast

A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida’s Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. The wildlife commission says red tide now spans from Miami-Dade County to halfway up Florida’s …

Florida Red Tide Not Diminished by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems …

Florida Wildfire Victims Still Awaiting Housing Aid 2 Weeks Later

More than 100 people have been waiting for temporary housing for almost two weeks since being displaced by a wildfire that burned through their tiny community in the Florida Panhandle. In a Panama City News Herald report , Franklin County …

Report: Florida Led Nation in Boating Accidents, Deaths in 2017

Officials say the number of boating accidents in Florida is rising. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission last month released its annual boating accident report that showed that there was a nearly 14 percent rise in accidents in 2017. …

Report: Florida Boating Accidents Increase, Fatalities Decline

A report shows the number of boating accidents in Florida sharply increased in 2015 over 2014, despite there being a 25 percent decrease in fatalities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says in a statement Wednesday that the 2015 …