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  • Triggerfish: The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will close in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 7, 2015. This closure will run through Dec. 31. Learn more about the federal closure icon_PDF.gif

  • Attention Dive Shop Owners: Educate others about the lionfish issue by featuring our lionfish brochure in your shop. Send your mailing address to Saltwater@MyFWC.com and we will send you our newest lionfish brochure. Be sure to send a count of how many you would like to receive. Get a peek at what the brochure looks like. Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF

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FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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