Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
The Fisheries-Dependent Monitoring division collects data on
more than 200 species of fish and invertebrates harvested from
Florida waters. Fishery-dependent data, collected directly from
people who harvest aquatic species, is used to monitor harvest
rates and assess the health of exploited fish and invertebrate
populations. The state of Florida collects statistics from
commercial fishers; federal grants provide funds for the collection
of statistics from recreational and for-hire fishers. For-hire
fishing includes recreational fishing from charter vessels, guide
boats, and headboats.
Learn how commercial fisheries data are collected in Florida; view trends, and access landings data.
Learn how recreational fisheries data are collected in Florida;
view trends, and access landings data.
By participating in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey, you are improving recreational data for several reef fish species. Learn more about the science behind this survey.