The Community Association Institute West Florida Chapter recently published an article in their Community magazine that Aquatic Systems Sarasota Biologist Sarah Bowen penned for HOA and Community Board members about stocking fish for lakes.
Find out which fish are best to stock in your lake now. There are few good species that benefit the aquatic ecosystem. If you don’t know what kind of fish are in the lake already, the article delves into what to do, and also offers good information about the non-native invasive fish species permeating Florida lakes, such as tilapia.
“It can be the responsibility of the HOA or CDD to maintain healthy fisheries. Now is a good time of year to start budgeting for fish stocking, as some of the species are stocked in the winter months to avoid stress to the fish”.
A healthy lake should have a healthy fishery.
What’s in your lake?