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Grouper, Scamp

Scientific name: Mycteroperca phenax

Common name: Scamp

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 139 - Grouper, scamp
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/operations_management_information_services/constituency_services_branch/permits.

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


Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.



FWC Facts:
Many species of fish (many groupers, snook, etc.) are hermaphroditic and change sex at some point in their life.

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