Stock Enhancement Research Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with outreach and education events at the Stock Enhancement Research Facility, located at Port Manatee.

Volunteers teach kids how to measure a fish properly during a hatchery fish camp
Volunteers teach kids how to measure a
fish properly during a hatchery fish camp

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.

FWC's Stock Enhancement Research Facility is currently only 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 the Outreach and Education program, please e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator.



FWC Facts:
Freshwater catfish have many external taste buds on their barbels, so they use their sense of taste more than their sight to find prey.

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