Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Management

Management Resources

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.



Freshwater Angler Surveys

Biologists use angler surveys to collect information about Florida's freshwater sport fisheries. Included here are the latest estimates of catch, harvest and success rate for black crappie, largemouth bass and sunfish species.

Freshwater Fisheries Downloads

You can download informative fliers, brochures, posters, newsletters, and reports from the FWC Web site.

Freshwater Fisheries Management Web Site

FWC maintains a Web site that contains information about management of Florida's popular freshwater fisheries.


FWC Facts:
Brown hoplo, a nonnative, armored catfish, is found throughout central and south Florida. They can survive in low-oxygen backwaters and ditches, where they gulp air at the surface.

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