The FWC Fisheries Stock Enhancement Program is a partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory, located in Sarasota.

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The mission of the Center for Fisheries Enhancement is to substantially increase knowledge of how to preserve and enhance coastal fish and invertebrate populations. We aspire to become a center that is widely recognized as a world leader in the fields of fisheries ecology, marine fisheries enhancement and fisheries management strategies through achievements in innovative and high-quality research and training, and by promoting sustainable fishing practices.



FWC Facts:
The star coral may live for several centuries and grow to the size of an automobile. Its growth rate ranges from about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of yearly outward expansion.

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