The Division of Marine Fisheries Management develops regulatory and management recommendations for consideration by FWC Commissioners designed to ensure the long-term conservation of Florida's valuable marine fisheries resources.
Division staff serve as a liaison to a number of federal agencies on marine issues and represent the state on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
Division activities include:
marine fisheries outreach and education programs;
facilitating artificial reef
development and deployment;
preparation of fishery strategic plans;
issuance of special activities licenses;
conducting wholesale fish dealer audits; and
The division director is Jessica McCawley.