Marine Fisheries Management

FWC maintains a Web site that contains information about management of Florida's popular saltwater 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 marine fisheries management activities and related information: http://myfwc.org/fishing



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American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

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