- Encourage anglers to target a diversity of species
- Expand fishing experience for seasoned anglers
- Cultivate an interest in saltwater fishing
- Strengthen marine fisheries conservation ethics
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to take part in Saltwater Angler Recognition programs to Catch a Florida Memory! These programs encourage anglers to learn more about Florida’s vast recreational fishing opportunities by enticing them to target multiple species during fishing trips.
Anglers are recognized for their fishing skills and encouraged to target multiple species, decreasing fishing pressure on the most commonly sought-after species while giving anglers a chance to earn bragging rights.
FWC encourages responsible angling. Remember proper catch-and-release techniques when fishing. Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible, and are encouraged to release catches alive.
Learn more about how to participate. Visit our Prizes page to learn more about awards and recognition offered through these programs. FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition programs are made possible in part by the Sport Fish Restoration Program and contributions from our generous Partners.