FWC Marine Fisheries Workshops

Gag Grouper 4-County Gulf Region Workshops

FWC staff is gathering public input on the recreational gag grouper season in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties.

Staff have received stakeholder requests for a longer season in this area, which is currently open yearly from April 1 through June 30. Gulf state waters outside of that area and all Gulf federal waters are open June 1 through Dec. 31.

Attend a public workshop to share your input on gag grouper.

You can also comment on this and other topics at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments

Meeting locations and dates (6-8 p.m. EDT):

  • Carrabelle – March 13 – City Hall, 1001 Gray Ave.
  • Perry – March 15 – Council Chambers, 224 S. Jefferson St.
  • Tallahassee – March 16 – LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave. 


FWC Facts:
Freshwater catfish have many external taste buds on their barbels, so they use their sense of taste more than their sight to find prey.

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