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Other Fish Information

Find information on other species of fish. Read fisheries FAQs. Learn about catch-and-release fishing or the difference between circle and "J" hooks.

An Overview of the Histological Study of Marine Finfish

Histology is one way scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Research (FWRI) learn how fish function. This article describes the work done by the FWRI histology and finfish biology departments including techniques, methods and illustrative examples.

Baitfish Sea Stats

This publication focuses on the six most important commercial species of baitfish in Florida: Spanish sardines, Atlantic thread herring, Gulf menhaden, round scad, bigeye scan, and ballyhoo.

Bonefish Sea Stats Publication

This summary life history of Bonefish (Albula vulpes) includes information about age and growth, distribution and migration, and feeding habits.

The Difference Between Circle and “J” Hooks

The results of a bibliographic search comparing the effects of circle and "J" hooks provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of using each type of hook.

Fisheries FAQ

Do you have general fisheries questions? Read the fisheries FAQ for answers.

Marine Fisheries Management

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

Sea Lampreys

Are sea lampreys hitchhiking to Florida?

The ACCSP Launches its Online Data Management System

Public users can now access Atlantic coastal fisheries data used by resource managers.

Reproductive Dynamics Publications

Read articles published by the marine fisheries reproductive dynamics group since 2003.

Marine Fish Feeding: Why the FWC Thinks It’s Bad for Everyone

In 2001, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously voted to prohibit divers from feeding marine life in Florida.

FWC Facts:
Within 24 hours of hatching, young whooping cranes can follow their parents away from the nest. Together, they forage for plants, insects, snakes, frogs and small animals.

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