Lecture Series

Join us at the River Center for our monthly lecture series!

Our January speaker is Josh Beaulaurier, Fishery Biologist of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. 

Josh Will be speaking on Freshwater Fisheries Management and our Community.

Freshwater Fisheries management is more than meets the eye. Sampling water bodies for the understanding of the fish community is the basic concept that people think fishery biologist do but it is a lot more complex than that. It is also connecting people to fishing for the first time as well as answering questions about fish and their habitat. Getting our youth out into the outdoors to have them trying things they have not done before like fishing. It is also helping agencies understand the fish community where they do not have the equipment or staff, and providing outreach materials to stakeholders for specific issues.

The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management (DFFM) provides expertise on freshwater fish populations, angler use, or other aspects of freshwater fisheries needed for management decisions by the FWC, and to assess impacts of decisions made by others to ensure quality fisheries and fishing in selected Florida lakes, fish management areas, rivers and streams. DFFM biologists are the first line of support for inquiries by the public for information on freshwater fisheries management issues, fishing opportunities, fish pond management, fish kills or other general fisheries-related issues.

Prior to the lecture a light lunch will be provided.

Registration is required to attend.



Jan 06 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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