FWC Wants To Hear Your Fish Tales
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Got a great story about the big one that didn’t get away?
The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to hear from you.
Florida conservation researchers are asking anglers to take part in a once-a-month Web-based survey and describe their experiences and opinions over the span of a year.
Most of each monthly survey will focus anglers’ last saltwater fishing trip. but there may also be questions about current or proposed regulations, licenses and conservation efforts.
Researchers will use the data to estimate the economic value of saltwater fishing in Florida, describe angler behavior, assess the importance of fish hatcheries and forecast fishing effort and catch rates.
Participants must have valid saltwater fishing or disabilities resident hunting and fishing licenses. Exempt residents 65 and older also can take part.
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