Freshwater Fisheries Management

FWC maintains a website that contains information about management of Florida's popular freshwater fisheries.

A fishery has three components: fish, habitat, and people. To effectively address the issues of a particular fishery, natural resource managers must have information on all three of these components. Resource managers ask many questions: How many fish are people catching? What size are the fish? Are people satisfied with the fishery? Are the fish growing fast? Is there enough food for the fish to eat? Is the habitat suitable for fish growth and reproduction?

Fisheries managers use scientific information from FWRI to help effectively maintain and enhance sustainable fish populations. Fisheries management activities include developing fishing regulations, monitoring habitat and fish populations, and conducting outreach programs.

Learn more about FWC's freshwater fisheries management activities and related information at the Freshwater Fishing section.



FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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