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ICAST 2023 - Fishing and Boating Capital of the World

The FWC works with the fishing industry, anglers and partners to ensure the future of fishing in Florida.

The FWC is involved in the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, or ICAST, the world's largest sportfishing trade show and the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. We collaborate with manufacturers, retailers and other groups to explain how the agency supports the fishing industry, fosters angling and spreads important conservation messaging to help ensure the future of fishing in Florida.

Fishing and Boating Capital of the World

Fishing in Florida makes a substantial impact on our economy and conservation efforts. 

  • $13.8 billion total economic impact
  • $7.9 billion fishing-related retail sales
  • Nearly 120,000 jobs
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Learn how the fishing industry and anglers help enhance fishing and boating opportunities by providing critical funding to fish and wildlife agencies through the federal Sport Fish Restoration program. 

Thank you for your contributions to Sport Fish Restoration

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Enhancing Fishing Access

Sport Fish Restoration provides funding for enhancement of Florida's fantastic fishing and boating opportunities. 

Angler Engagement

Florida offers a variety of ways for anglers to interact with, conserve and enjoy our fisheries resources.

Research and Management

The FWC conducts research projects and management efforts to help ensure the future of Florida’s fisheries.