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  • Red grouper recreational harvest will close in Gulf federal waters Oct. 8, 2015, and remain closed through Dec. 31. Learn more. Adobe PDF
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Dan Ellinor with gag grouper

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FWC Facts:
Many species of fish (many groupers, snook, etc.) are hermaphroditic and change sex at some point in their life.

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