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There are millions of acres of lakes, rivers and canals and over 1.2 million registered fresh water anglers in the state! FWC biologists work hard to study, protect, and conserve Florida's fresh water resources.





FWC Facts:
Blue tilapia, or Nile perch, are mouth brooders, carrying fertilized eggs and fry in their mouths to protect them.

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