Sturgeon Awareness Materials

Learn about the decal and sign created to increase public awareness of sturgeon in Suwannee River, and how you can get your own copy.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has created decals and signs to promote safe boating activities in the Suwannee River to help reduce the risk of collisions with sturgeon.

Sturgeon Decal
The sturgeon decal is available at no charge by contacting the FWC North Central Regional Office at (386) 758-0525.

Sturgeon Signs
The original "Be Aware" sign was created in 2006. The new "Be Aware" sign was created in 2011. Signs are installed at each boat ramp along the Suwannee River to warn boaters about these jumping fish.

 

"Go Slow" sturgeon decal Sturgeon warning sign 2011 sturgeon sign

"Go Slow"
sturgeon decal

Original "Be Aware" sign

New "Be Aware" sign



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