Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission operates in an oversight capacity. The Commission enacts rules and regulations regarding the state’s fish and wildlife resources. The FWC’s seven Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate to five-year terms. Their constitutional duty is to exercise the “…regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to wild animal life and fresh water 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.”
Commission Information at a Glance
Number of seats on the Commission: 7
Selection criteria required by statute:
- None: There are no criteria or qualifications for selection and appointment of commissioners.
As of mid-2021, 2 members are consumptive users and 6 seats are occupied by men.