Volunteers are needed to help with outreach and education
events at the Stock Enhancement Research Facility, located at
Volunteer Cindy McClure releasing a
brood stock red drum.
Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Stock Enhancement Research Facility develop the
technology to breed and rear fish such as red drum and spotted
seatrout to enhance or rebuild coastal fisheries.
Stock enhancement volunteers have helped biologists harvest,
tag, and release hatchery-reared fish into Florida waters. They
have assisted in the collection of brood stock for spawning and
field sampling of hatchery-released fish. Volunteers participated
in Project Tampa Bay's Angler Fin Clip Reward Program by taking DNA
samples from redfish caught in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.
FWC's Stock Enhancement Research Facility is currently seeking
volunteers to assist staff with outreach and education events,
which include kids fishing clinics, fishing and outdoor trade
shows, and collecting specimens for outreach exhibits.
If you are interested in volunteering with this program or have
additional questions, please e-mail Gina.Russo@MyFWC.com.