Skip to main content

About FWRI

Featured Article

Thumbnail for YouTube video about Gulf Striped Bass Research. Image shows two men working on a boat, one is tagging a fish and the other is writing on a clipboard.

Gulf Striped Bass Research

In recent years, larger Gulf Striped Bass caught by anglers and sampled by biologists have become increasingly rare. FWC researchers aimed to understand the underlying causes behind the reduction of fish numbers, particularly larger size classes.

Watch Video  |  Archive of featured articles



Video Spotlight

Manatee Safety Tips from the FWC

It's important for boat operators to be on the lookout for manatees and other marine life in Florida waters. Andy Garrett, FWC's marine mammal stranding coordinator, offers some helpful tips for citizens and visitors to follow while enjoying everything our beautiful state has to offer.


Inside FWRI

As the research division within FWC, FWRI operates programs statewide that focus on obtaining
the wide-ranging data and information needed by fish, wildlife, and ecosystem resource managers.

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute recruits primarily scientists and science technicians. Business services and facility maintenance also require the expertise of qualified management, administrative, public information, clerical and maintenance staff. FWRI also offers both internships and limited volunteer opportunities.

Stay connected with the latest FWRI news via our social media accounts and monthly newsletter.

man and young child with mother at touch tank

We invite you to MarineQuest, FWRI's annual open house. This award-winning event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and FWRI's exciting research.

Learn More