Because the alligator hide and meat market is extremely volatile, alligator farming is a very tenuous business. For a primer on what alligator farming involves, read the extension publications below and review the alligator farming regulations, 68A-25.004, 68A-25.031, and 68A-25.052 FAC. Also, the availability of permits to collect wild alligator eggs and hatchlings is limited. Only 30 alligator farmers may be permitted to participate in each of the egg and hatchling programs, and these permits are usually reserved by existing alligator farms.
Program News and Information
New! The Commission is considering changes to the rules that govern Alligator Farming and Private Lands Alligator Management Programs. To review a background report and draft rule language, please access the Meeting Agenda for the June 2013 Commission Meeting. We value your thoughts and input, and would welcome any you may have by sending them to Harry.Dutton@MyFWC.com.
Other alligator farming information: