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Florida Friendly Angler

Started Sep 21, 2021


Full course description

This free course is open to anyone, especially anglers looking to up their game! The course teaches skills and practices that help fish and the environment, a win-win for our fisheries. You will learn about three topics essential for any angler who wants to protect fisheries and the environment.

  1. Best Practices for Fish Handling and Release
  2. Environmental Ethics for Anglers
  3. Introduction to Fisheries Management and Giving Back

The course is self-paced and you can take as long as you need to complete it, but why wait? In just under 2 hours, you can be a fully certified Florida Friendly Angler! You will receive a certificate and a weatherproof decal if you provide a mailing address. Share this opportunity with friends and on social media using the tag #FloridaFriendlyAngler. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email with details about how to log on. Check your spam folder if you do not see the email. To learn more about the Florida Friendly Angler and other Florida Sea Grant fisheries related resources check out this page!

Florida Friendly Angler was created through a partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant.

For questions regarding the Florida Friendly Anger Program please contact course administrators Michael Sipos at or Savanna Barry at 

Sign up for this course today!