Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.

620 South Meridian Street
Farris Bryant Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
850-488-4676
800-955-8771 TDD

Commissioners

Rodney Barreto
Chairman, Coral Gables

Preston Farrior
Tampa

Steven Hudson
Fort Lauderdale

Gary Lester
Oxford

Albert Maury
Coral Gables

Gary Nicklaus
Jupiter

Sonya Rood
St. Augustine

Staff

Roger A. Young
Executive Director

FWC regional offices

Northwest Region
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32409
850-265-3676

North Central Region
3377 East U.S. Highway 90
Lake City, FL 32055
386-758-0525

Northeast Region
1239 Southwest 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34471
352-732-1225

Southwest Region
3900 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL 33811
863-648-3200

South Region
8535 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
561-625-5122

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

The regions presented on this map are not fisheries management zones.

For management zones, please see Management Zones.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

The FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement patrols Florida’s coastal waters to provide assistance to boaters and anglers as well as to enforce Florida’s saltwater fishing and boating laws. FWC officers assist boaters who are in distress, provide advice and direction to those who are traveling Florida’s coastline and waterways, and may issue citations for violations of state and federal fishing, wildlife and boating laws.

In emergencies or if state fisheries, wildlife or boating laws are being violated, call 888-404-FWCC (3922) or for cell phone users throughout the state, dial *FWC (*392) depending on your location, hail on VHF Channel 16 or report violations via text message. Most cell phones allow users to send text messages directly to an email address. You can text Tip@MyFWC.com; standard usage fees may apply.

Resource Information

Join the nation’s largest conservation law enforcement agency—become an FWC law enforcement officer. For more information contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-866-FWC-HIRE (392-4473) or visit MyFWC.com/Law

  • To purchase fishing licenses:
    888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356)
    GoOutdoorsFlorida.com
  • FWC Division of Law Enforcement
    888-404-FWCC (3922)
  • To report fish and wildlife law violations, call the Wildlife Alert Hotline:
    888-404-FWCC (3922)
  • FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
    727-896-8626
    MyFWC.com/Research
  • To report fish kills:
    800-636-0511
  • To report fish tags:
    800-367-4461
    TagReturn@MyFWC.com
  • To report sawfish sightings:
    941-255-7403
    sawfish@MyFWC.com
  • Bird entanglement
    888-404-3922
    727-391-6211 for Tampa area
  • Red tide information hotline
    866-300-9399 toll free in Florida
    727-552-2488 nationwide
  • Aquatic toxins hotline:
    888-232-8635
  • Shellfish harvesting questions
    FDACS, 850-617-7600
    https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices
  • To report lionfish sightings:
    1-877-786-7267
    MyFWC.com/Lionfish

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