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Freshwater Fisheries

To Become Involved...

FWC volunteer assists staff with electrofishing and taking stream flow data on Cypress Creek in Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

The Division of Fresh Water Fisheries needs volunteers who are willing to share their time, energy and knowledge to help conserve our fisheries resources and to teach others to fish.

The FWC is divided into five administrative regions, each staffed with representatives of the divisions and headed by a regional director. The Northwest regional office is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central). All other regional offices are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern).

To report wildlife law violations anywhere in the state, 24 hours a day, call the toll-free Wildlife Alert hotline: 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922).


Chris Paxton, Fisheries Administrator
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32409-1658
FAX:  850-747-5690
PHONE:  850-265-3676

North Central

Brianna Vernon, Fisheries Staff Assistant
3377 E. US Highway 90,
Lake City, FL 32055
FAX:  386-758-0533
PHONE:  386-758-0525


Trevor Knight, Fisheries Administrator
1239 SW 10th St.
Ocala, FL 34474-2797
FAX:  352-732-1391
PHONE:  352-732-1225


Sheila Stewart, Fisheries Staff Assistant
3900 Drane Field Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33811-1207
FAX:  863-701-1248
PHONE:  863-648-3200


Kristy McKee, Fisheries Staff Assistant
8335 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
FAX:  561-625-5129
PHONE:  561-625-5122