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Freshwater Commercial Fisheries

FWC monitors species that are commercially harvested from inland waters of the state, including catfish, tilapia, and American eel.



Most Recent Commercial Landings Data for Freshwater Fisheries in Florida

Each year, FWC biologists collect landings data for commercially-harvested freshwater species. Here are the most recent landings data for these species and the economic value of these landings to the state of Florida.

American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) Monitoring in Florida

FWC is mandated by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to monitor young-of-year and adult yellow eels in Florida. Since 2001, data have been collected for eels that inhabit northeast Florida waterways.

American Eel FAQ

Do you have questions about American eel? Read the American eel FAQ for answers.



FWC Facts:
Seagrasses are the principal food for endangered manatees and green sea turtles, help purify the water, and provide a suitable environment for a wide variety of marine life.

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