The Commission:

  • Name: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of seats: 7
  • Term length: 5 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: Yes
  • Selection criteria per statute: None; there are no criteria or qualifications for selection and appointment of commissioners
  • From the Commission’s website

The FWC’s seven Commissioners’… constitutional duty is to exercise the ‘regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to wild animal life and freshwater aquatic life and shall also exercise regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to marine life, except that all license fees and penalties for violating regulations shall be as provided by law.’”

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America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

State Report

National Report