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Fishing Education

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Take a Kid Fishing

It is our belief that children and adults who spend time recreating in the outdoors and communing with nature learn to love and understand our fragile environment. Learn more.

Freshwater Fishing

Learn about the different freshwater species and their rules and regulations. Click here to find out more.

Saltwater Fishing

Learn about the different saltwater species and their rules and regulations, plus proper fish handling techniques. Click here to find out more

Saltwater Fishing Clinics and More

Clinics for all ages, from kids to adults. Sign up for our Angler Recognition program and so much more. Learn more.

Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program

A statewide effort to educate the public on the problems caused by monofilament line left in the environment, to encourage recycling through a network of line recycling bins and drop-off locations, and to conduct volunteer monofilament line cleanup events. Learn more.

Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs

Recruits anglers from all sectors of society too become responsible stewards of aquatic resources. Learn more.

Adult and Women Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Adult and Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics are one-day, shore based events designed to introduce women and men to saltwater fishing and educate participants on how to be responsible, ethical stewards of Florida's marine resources. Programs are free to the public 18 years or older, and require a saltwater fishing license to attend. Learn more.

Lionfish Educational Programs

Learn more about this nonnative, invasive species. 

High School Fishing Program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) developed the High School Fishing Program for students who are interested in learning how to become effective, conservation minded anglers. The goal is to teach students about ethical angling, conservation, Florida's aquatic and marine habitats, basic fishing gear, and general fishing concepts to help create confident and responsible anglers.

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center

Provides an opportunity for youth to learn about aquatic ecology in a natural setting. Sign-up today.

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

Provides exciting learning opportunities for youth and families while they participate in recreational outdoor activities along the eastern shore of Tampa Bay. Sign-up today.

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp (EYCC) is located on the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in western Palm Beach County. The EYCC provides students and campers with unique conservation programs that feature outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades. Sign-up today.