If you happen to be fishing in the open waters of Florida this summer, please keep an eye out for fish kills. Any fish kills should be immediately reported to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Reports of this nature will assist researchers in their study of Florida’s ecosystems and fish populations. Florida FWC strives to keep healthy fish populations, as well as healthy fish environments. Both of these are vital to Florida’s economy and fishery management. Often times there can be many different factors for a fish kill in a particular body of water. Unless reported to FWC, biologists have no way of studying the particular kill. Please help Florida with this plan and report any fish kills you see to authorities. Keep reading for more information on Florida FWC’s plan and how to report a fish kill site.
“The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help in monitoring fish health by tracking marine and freshwater fish kills in Florida”
“FWC scientists monitor and document fish kills and diseases, as well as other aquatic animal health issues and associated environmental events”
“Many factors can contribute to a fish kill. Weather-related factors are common causes.”
“The good news is that most natural water bodies are resilient to fish kill events.”