Fish and Wildlife Research Institute



FWC’s freshwater fisheries researchers often partner with outside organizations, taking advantage of other scientific resources to aid in the conservation of Florida’s freshwater systems. Here you can find information and newsletters devoted to these organizations.


Coordinated through the University of Florida since 1986, Florida LAKEWATCH is a lake monitoring program that promotes hands-on volunteer participation in the monthly monitoring of Florida lakes, rivers and coastal waterways.

LAKEWATCH Newsletter

This newsletter, posted four times per year, is a great resource for all things LAKEWATCH and often features articles from FWC’s freshwater fisheries researchers.

FWC Facts:
Seagrass evolved 100 million years ago from land plants that returned to the sea.

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