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Rudderfish, Banded

Scientific name: Seriola zonata (Mitchill, 1815)

Common name: Banded Rudderfish, "Amberina"

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code:
414 - Rudderfish, banded ("amberina")
474 - Rudderfish, banded (cores)

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.

For more Commercial Fisheries information see the Commercial Saltwater Fishing section.


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