The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting the public to attend statewide public meetings to give input on the draft Black Crappie Management Plan. This plan was constructed utilizing stakeholder input and will be used as a guide for black crappie management in Florida.

FWC staff will present the plan’s background and objectives and are seeking input from the public on these components. The meeting that will take place in Kissimmee is March 5, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To view the draft Black Crappie Management Plan and/or make comments online, visit, select “Freshwater Fishing Homepage” and then click on “Black Crappie Management Plan website” in the center of the webpage. If you have questions about these meetings or the draft Black Crappie Management Plan, contact Ryan Hamm at 352-620-7341 or send an email to BlackCrappie@MyFWC.comKimme Leroux with a black crappie. Photo courtesy of FWC.