Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Management

Management Resources

FWC provides the public with information on issues related to freshwater fisheries management, including current fishing regulations, reports and publications, and fishing guides for popular freshwater fishing locations.



Freshwater Angler Surveys

Biologists use angler surveys to collect information about Florida's freshwater sport fisheries. Included here are the latest estimates of catch, harvest and success rate for black crappie, largemouth bass and sunfish species.

Freshwater Fisheries Downloads

You can download informative fliers, brochures, posters, newsletters, and reports from the FWC Web site.

Freshwater Fisheries Management Web Site

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


FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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