Saltwater Outreach and Education Programs

 Kids' Saltwater Fishing ClinicKids learn to cast at Kids' Fishing Clinics

One-day educational events create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. Dates and Locations

Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

One-day educational events introduce fishing and responsible marine resource stewardship to women.

Angler Recognition Programs

This program External Website entices anglers to get involved and learn more about Florida’s diverse marine resources while adding to an exciting day out on the water. 

Youth Saltwater Fish Camps

FWC partners with local organizations to provide youth saltwater fish camps. The program uses a 40-hour curriculum Adobe PDF designed to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems; teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills while emphasizing ethical angling techniques for resource conservation; and provide children with a positive fishing experience. If your organization is interested in providing saltwater fish camps, call (850) 487-0554.

Aquatic Species Collecting Certificates

This partnership between the Florida Marine Science Educators Association External Website (FMSEA) and the FWC provides educators with a special activity license that allows them to conduct educational field exercises and collect aquatic organisms for educational purposes. To receive the certificate, the educator must complete a two- to three-hour workshop highlighting both the benefits and alternatives to the collection of aquatic species for use in the classroom. These workshops are held throughout Florida. Collection methods, best management practices, and associated conditions and restrictions are discussed. The workshop is available to certified Florida teachers and/or employees of educational centers. 

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FWC Facts:
The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management needs volunteers who can share their time, energy and knowledge to help conserve our fisheries resources and teach others to fish.

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