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Long-Term Monitoring

Learn how biologists conduct freshwater surveys and use these data for ongoing studies and long-term monitoring of freshwater communities.

 

FWC Initiates Studies to Investigate Fish Health
In response to reports of fish with abnormalities, FWC created a new freshwater fish health monitoring program across 30 lakes with a focus on Lake Okeechobee in South Florida.

Long-Term Monitoring Project
Biologists research, monitor and record the long-term history and trends of Florida’s freshwater fish populations.

Sampling Freshwater Fish Communities with Electrofishing
Biologists use electrofishing to monitor near-shore fish communities in Florida’s lakes.

Sampling Shallow-Water Fish Communities with Fyke Nets
Biologist use fyke nets to monitor shallow-water fish communities in Florida’s lakes.

Sampling Freshwater Fish Communities with Gill Nets
Biologists use gill nets to monitor offshore fish communities in Florida’s lakes.

The Science in Developing a Long-term Monitoring Program
FWRI biologists who work on the long-term monitoring program use various methods to ensure their research is as efficient as possible.