FWC maintains a Web site 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
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