Release/Movement of fish

Possession and transport of nonnative fishes Not a Mobile-Enabled Link is prohibited.

Northern black bass (Micropterus salmoides salmoides) are on the conditional non-native species list. Stocking of northern black bass south and east of the Suwannee River is prohibited. Pure Florida bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) may only be purchased from permitted hatcheries with pure Florida bass stocks authenticated by the FWC. (See MyFWC.com/Fishing, select "Freshwater Fishing," then select "Pond Management" and "Commercial Sources of Fish." For details see Chapter 68-5, F.A.C. at www.FLrules.org.)



FWC Facts:
Our bass fisheries provide significant value to our state. Ensuring healthy lakes and rivers benefits many species of fish and wildlife as well as trophy fisheries.

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