"Programs of the FWC 2012-13" is also available as a PDF file. (2.2 MB)
From the Executive Director...
On behalf of the Commissioners and staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), I want to welcome you to this edition of Programs of the FWC. This document gives you an overview of the role and scope of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: who we are and what we do to achieve our mission of managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.
Conservation-related work plays a significant role in Florida. Fish and wildlife activities contribute more than $36 billion and 408,860 jobs to our state’s economy annually. Those fish and wildlife activities – hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing, fishing industries, boating, wildlife viewing – enrich the lives of Florida residents and visitors every day and serve as inspiration for getting our kids outdoors.
Conservation means different things to different people, but no matter how you choose to enjoy our fish and wildlife resources, we hope this look inside the FWC will inspire you to continue your involvement or begin a conversation with us. Information about Florida’s fish and wildlife and the FWC has never been so accessible. We have several channels of communication to keep you abreast of and engaged in agency activities and the latest developments in conservation-related issues.
We work with our state’s newspapers and television and radio outlets and through social media. Check out our website at MyFWC.com and our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr sites at Facebook.com/MyFWC, Twitter.com/MyFWC, YouTube.com/MyFWCvideos and Flickr.com/Photos/MyFWCmedia. We want to keep you informed and plugged in, because Florida’s fish and wildlife belong to all Floridians and the FWC plays a stewardship role on your behalf.
Thank you for your interest in the FWC. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your support.