Innovative Management Tools
Developing new and innovative ways to manage fish and wildlife resources is vital to effective conservation as pressures, threats and opportunities change in Florida. Given the pressures on marine fisheries and the importance of private lands to conservation, these two areas were chosen as initial priorities.
- Marine Fish Management - Size limit, bag limits, and seasons are traditional tools used to manage marine species. Working with partners and stakeholders, FWC will seek innovative ways to apply traditional tools and develop new tools and techniques that achieve conservation more efficiently and effectively with less complexity and less regulatory burden for those who utilize and enjoy these resources.
- Incentives for Private Lands – A significant portion of Florida’s undeveloped landscape is in private ownership. Many of these private landowners have successfully managed their lands for generations in ways that support fish and wildlife and the habitat they depend upon. Development of effective conservation partnerships with and creative conservation incentives for private landowners will be essential to maintaining the state’s fish and wildlife diversity.