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:
Wood stork nestlings are fully feathered and capable of short flights at about 7-8 weeks of age but are not independent of their parents until they are 9-10 weeks old.

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