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Welcome to 2022-23 Florida Saltwater Fishing

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Message from the FWC by Chairman Rodney Barreto

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From websites to workshops, communications are one of the most important things the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) does. We pride ourselves in improving access not only to Florida’s iconic fisheries but also to the people who manage them. And we are continually working on improving our tools of communication in order to better serve a growing and ever tech-savvy public.

Last year, we saw improvements in customer service through the agency’s newly updated official online recreational licensing website, GoOutdoorsFlorida.com and the Fish | Hunt Florida app.

With almost 3 million users a year, Florida’s online licensing system is often one of the first FWC touchpoints many new anglers and hunters visit.

The new system improved the customer experience through a more streamlined look and feel, and offers enhanced navigation, making it easier for our stakeholders to navigate the site.

In addition to improving the customer experience, we continue to provide improved access to our fisheries management staff.

We also greatly improved the look and feel of the Marine Fisheries Management Monthly Newsletter, Fishing in the Know, which we send out via our online email delivery system, GovDelivery. This email blast keeps our stakeholders up-to-date on regulation changes, Commission meeting news, upcoming events, and other important topics. Sign up to receive this and other emailed or texted communications from us at MyFWC.com/News by clicking “Sign Up for News Releases.”

Communications isn’t just about what we push out to you though, it is also the important input you provide to us.

In 2021, FWC Marine Fisheries staff hosted the 7th Snook Symposium and the first ever Redfish Summit along with 14 redfish workshops. At these meetings, staff spoke with more than 400 stakeholders about the future management of these fisheries.

Staff also fielded more than 1,500 comments submitted online through the MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments page and talked with countless stakeholders on the phone and through email.

We are thankful for each and every one of our customers and stakeholders who visit us online, via email, and in person. Let us know how we are doing.

This input is valuable, and we urge you to continue the conversation by reaching out to us at Marine@MyFWC.com, at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments or at 850-487-0554.