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Fish Kills and Fish Kill Hotline

The toll-free hotline offers information about how and where to report fish kills, fish with parasites, or other fish abnormalities.



Submit a Fish Kill Report

Submit a report of a fish kill online, or call the Fish Kill Hotline: 800-636-0511.

How to Report a Fish Kill

This article explains how and where to report fish kills, fish with parasites, or fish with other abnormalities.

Fish Kill Database Directory

Fish Kills and Fish Abnormalities Reported in Florida to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, as well as the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Fish Kill Hotline

The Fish and Wildlife Health Group at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg has established a toll-free, statewide, fish kill hotline.

Monitoring the Health of Florida's Marine Organisms

The Fish and Wildlife Health Group at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is concerned with the health status of Florida's marine and estuarine organisms.

Role of the Fish Kill Hotline

FWC scientists study disease and mortality in wild fish populations, and reports of dead and diseased fish to the FWC Fish Kill Hotline help us respond appropriately to disease events.

Reported Fish Kills and Abnormalities

This section offers statewide records of current and historic information about reported external abnormalities in fish and fish kills reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.


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