Hotlines

North Atlantic right whale

 

Notify the FWC about a particular issue

 

FWC Wildlife Alert

Report a fishing, wildlife or boating law violation to the FWC.

Statewide Nuisance Alligator Hotline

Report a complaint or concern about a nuisance alligator.

Angler Tag Return Hotline

This hotline is designed to collect data from anglers regarding tagged fish that have been captured or sighted in Florida waters.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

The FWC asks the general public to keep an eye out for deer that are excessively thin, behaving abnormally, or showing other signs of disease and to report sick deer to our on-call wildlife health biologist 7-days-a-week at 1-866-293-9282.

Exotic Species Reporting Hotline

Become a citizen scientist and help us manage nonnative species! Did you see an animal not native to Florida? Take a picture, note the location, and report it to the FWC through our Exotic Species Reporting Hotline (1-888-IVE-GOT1/ 1-888-483-4681).

Fish Kill Report

You can report a fish kill, diseased fish or fish with other abnormalities directly to the FWC.

Gopher Tortoise – Injured or Dead

Please call the FWC if you happen to see an injured or dead gopher tortoise.

Horseshoe Crab Nesting Activity

Help biologists identify nesting beaches around the state by reporting observations of horseshoe crab mating activities.

Red Tide Status

Call the Red Tide Status Hotline at any time to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state.

Right Whale Sightings

Help biologists monitor the right whale population. Please report all right whale sightings to 1-877-WHALE-HELP (1-877-942-5343) or the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Ch. 16. Right whales are typically found off Florida from November 15 – April 15.

Sea Turtle – Injured or Dead

Please call the FWC if you find an injured, sick or dead sea turtle.

Waterway Markers – Missing and/or Damaged

If you see a damaged FWC sign or buoy (marker) please report it.



FWC Facts:
Freshwater catfish have many external taste buds on their barbels, so they use their sense of taste more than their sight to find prey.

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