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What is a Florida “Sportsman”?

During a recent contract negotiation for the sale of conservation property, a representative of the organization purchasing the property indicated that he had to leave early to go to a meeting with a bunch of “sportsmen”.

FS Openers

New exchanges of tidal flows could liven up many inshore waters such as at Little Mud Creek north of Jensen Beach.

Let the Waters In

Leadeth me, please, not to the still waters of Psalms fame but to moving waters, where fish usually hang out. Most of us, I’m afraid, tend to seek out flat calm areas and shiny shorelines because they just look fishy, and it’s good to get out of whatever wind may be huffing.

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How Fishing Licenses Help Catching—and Much More

Fund resource enhancement, stewardship. It’s like a license to, not steal, but catch. Get your ante up and be a player. Stand tall as a stakeholder, if you’re not already a card-carrying fishing license holder.

Fishery News

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Brevard Zoo Oyster Gardening Program Aims Improve Indian River Lagoon Water Quality

Brevard Zoo, in partnership with the Brevard County Natural Resources Department, will double the size of its Oyster Gardening volunteer program by the end of the year. The Oyster Gardening program, funded by the Brevard County Commissioners, is part of the larger Brevard Oyster Restoration project, available for residents with direct waterfront on the Indian River Lagoon.

News Releases


Imported Lionfish Not Welcome in Florida

Florida is known as a tourist-friendly state, but starting Aug. 1, one visitor will no longer be welcome: the invasive lionfish. Introduced into Florida waters in the late 1980s, lionfish populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat.

You can make a big difference by joining Florida Sportsman’s continuing conservation fight for the fisheries and ecosystem. FS has been our primary outdoors voice for close to half a century. Good management is ours for the asking–or demanding.

Reader Action Guide


Make the Call

Here’s Florida Sportsman’s quick reference guide for contacting law enforcement and management agencies.

FS' Fisheries Record


Our Fisheries Record is Second to None

Soon after its launch more than 40 years ago, Florida Sportsman became the state’s primary voice for fisheries conservation and wildlife advocacy.