FWC Marine Fisheries Workshops

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Goliath Grouper Workshops

NOTE: The goliath grouper survey closed Dec. 1, 2017.

Goliath update: Due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma and the cancellation of the September Commission meeting, goliath grouper is currently anticipated to be discussed at the April 25 and 26, 2018, meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

The FWC needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in state waters. Input gathered at in-person and online workshops will be presented to the Commission sometime in early 2018. 

View a video of the workshop below. 

Open-ended comments may be submitted online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. 


In-person workshops were held the following dates and locations:

  • July 31: Lake Worth
  • Aug. 1: Key West
  • Aug. 2: Marathon
  • Aug. 3: Key Largo
  • Aug. 8: Crystal River
  • Aug. 9: Carrabelle
  • Aug 16: Pensacola
  • Aug. 17: Panama City
  • Oct. 9: Jacksonville
  • Oct. 10: Titusville
  • Oct. 11: Stuart
  • Oct. 12: Davie
  • Oct. 16: Pinellas Park
  • Oct. 17: Port Charlotte
  • Oct. 18: Naples
  • Oct. 25: Tallahassee

Workshop Presentation Video

View video below or view directly on YouTube External Website

This video is 24 minutes long and is courtesy of The Florida Channel External Website.

Video - Goliath Grouper Workshop


You may also view this workshop in its entirety, including the question and answer session, by visiting TheFloridaChannel.org External Website.

View a PDF Workshop presentation  Adobe PDF

Bay Scallop Workshops

The FWC needs your feedback on the staggered bay scallop season structure that was implemented for 2017, as well as your input on the bay scallop fishery in general. Feedback from these workshops will be presented to the Commission at the December 2017 meeting in Gainesville. Commission meeting agenda

If you were unable to attend an in-person workshop, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.

In-person workshops were held on the following dates and at the following locations:

  • Oct. 12: Port St. Joe 
  • Oct. 16: Steinhatchee
  • Oct. 17: Land O’ Lakes
  • Oct. 18: Crystal River
  • Oct. 26: Carrabelle



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