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Scientific name: Mugil cephalus Linnaeus

Common name: Black Mullet or Striped or Liza

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Codes:
175 - Mullet, black (striped, liza)
176 - Mullet, black, roe, red (lbs of fish)
178 - Mullet, black, roe, white (lbs of fish)
475 - Mullet, black, roe (red/white roe only)

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,

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FWC Facts:
Bay scallops are bivalve molluscs occurring from New England through Texas. In Fla., they can be harvested in Gulf state waters from Hernando Co. to Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Co.

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