Volunteer Opportunities- Trap Clean Up

State waters from Wakulla to Hernando Counties are closed to blue crab harvest using standard traps from July 20-29, 2017. This closure occurs every odd year and is meant to help with removal of lost or derelict fishing gear. Derelict fishing gear can cause harm in several ways, including "ghost fishing", creating navigational hazards, and becoming eyesores. If you want to help remove lost or derelict traps during this closed period, see: http://myfwc.com/f…/saltwater/trap-debris/volunteer-program/to obtain a permit and more information.

Whale beached at Hagen's Cove

Whale beached at Hagen's Cove


"TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) – Crews are working to help a beached whale in Taylor County.

FWC officials says the beached whale was reported just before 10 Thursday morning at Hagens Cove, about 15 miles northwest of Steinhatchee.

The whale, believed to be a pilot whale, is 10 feet long. The University of Florida Marine Mammal stranding team is responding.


The Taylor County sheriff’s office says the beached whale was spotted by a local fisherman." this morning.


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