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Fisheries Resources

What do freshwater fisheries researchers need to get the job done? This section provides an inside look at the resources they use to conserve Florida’s freshwater resources.



Techniques

FWRI freshwater fisheries biologists utilize various methods to conduct their research, including lab techniques, data analyses and standardized sampling practices.

Management

FWC provides the public with information on issues related to freshwater fisheries management, including current fishing regulations, reports and publications, and fishing guides for popular freshwater fishing locations.

Affiliates

FWC’s freshwater fisheries researchers often partner with outside organizations, taking advantage of other scientific resources to aid in the conservation of Florida’s freshwater systems. Here you can find information and newsletters devoted to these organizations.

Exotic Fishes

Florida’s subtropical climate is welcoming to many species of exotic fish. FWRI researchers not only study these fish’s impact on native species, but also the impact anglers have targeting them.


FWC Facts:
In order to stick to plants, larval spotted gar have suction snouts that later become the long, teeth-filled snout.

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