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Grouper, Red

Scientific name: Epinephelus morio (Valenciennes)

Common name: Red Grouper

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 137 - Grouper, red
Marine Life Code: 898 - Grouper, other

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

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

** National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, Fishery Permits: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/permits.htm.

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

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


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