Tarpon Anglers Needed for DNA Study

April 9th, 2010 |

Tarpon season is just a few weeks away and the state is looking for a few good anglers to gather information that will help biologists manage tarpon, the silver king of gamefish.

Biologists with the St. Petersburg-based Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Sarasota’s Mote Marine Laboratory are conducting an ongoing study that uses fish DNA to help gauge the health of the state’s tarpon population. …

Anglers Can Help With Red Snapper Study

April 9th, 2010 |

Red Snapper, one of the most prized fish in the Gulf of Mexico, have bounced back in recent years. After decades of over-fishing, the stocks have rebounded and anglers are seeing more of these fish on offshore reefs and wrecks than ever before.

Red snapper is also one of the most tightly regulated fish in the Gulf of Mexico. …

Major Stocking Effort on Lake Griffin

April 5th, 2010 |

Lake Griffin, one of Central Florida’s top lakes for big bass, just got a little better. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released more than 200,000 largemouth bass into this Lake County fishing hole during the month of March.

The juvenile bass, called fingerlings, were raised in the FWC’s fish hatchery program. …


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