The main offices and laboratories for the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences are located about nine miles from the main campus in northwest Gainesville,a few miles east of the San Felasco nature preserve. Many department’s classes are taught here and on the main campus.
More than thirty ponds and a fish hatchery are also housed at the Gainesville facility. These are used for research, teaching, and conducting demonstrations and workshops for the public — particularly youth education activities.
The physical address of the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program is:
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
Phone: (352) 273.3642
Fax: (352) 392.3672
Extensive microscope facilities are available within the following laboratories, as well as access to a broad range of computer platforms including G.I.S. capabilities.
- aquatic plants
- aquatic invertebrates
- algal and microbiological culture
- cell biology
- fish health
- fisheries ecology
- reproductive physiology
- water chemistry analysis
Boats and Equipment
FAS maintains a fleet of vehicles, boats, motors, trailers and equipment for research, teaching and extension including numerous skiffs, and medium size nearshore (left) and offshore (right) research vessels up to 35 feet in length. This equipment is available for student use with prior permission from a sponsoring faculty member.
Map and Directions
From UF Campus
- From campus at the corner of W. University Ave. and NW 13th St. (US 441) go north to NW 53rd Ave (3.5 mi.). Go west past NW 43rd St and the Devil’s Millhopper State Park to NW 71st St.(4.6 mi.). Turn right (north), pass the USGS buildings and go to the end of the paved road (1.1 mi.). Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants buildings are straight ahead. The Administration Building is the brick building to the east (your right).
- Alternatively, from W. University Ave. you can take NW 34th St. north to NW 39th Ave. (2.5 mi.). Turn left (west) and go to NW 43rd St. (1 mi.). Turn right. Drive north on NW 43rd St.to NW 53rd Ave. (1 mi.). Turn left (west) and proceed as above.
From Interstate 75
- Take Exit 390 (old Exit 77) at NW 39th Ave. Drive east to NW 43rd St. and proceed as above. There is no exit at NW 53rd Ave.