Status and Trends - The Full Report

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The report contains the entire 2017 Status and Trends Report for Florida's Inshore and Nearshore Species. The report's contents include an executive summary, introduction, methods and materials, trend analysis for species, individual species accounts for finfish and shellfish, literature cited.

The individual Species Accounts for FINFISH include the following species: greater amberjack, ballyhoo, bluefish, bonefish, sea catfish, cobia, Atlantic croaker, dolphin, black drum, red drum, flounders, gag grouper, red grouper, grunts, Atlantic thread herring, hogfish, crevalle jack, kingfish (whitings), ladyfish, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, menhaden, striped mullet, permit, pinfish, Florida pompano, Spanish sardine, spotted seatrout, weakfish (seatrout), sheepshead, gray snapper, lane snapper, red snapper, vermilion snapper, yellowtail snapper, common snook, spot, tarpon, triggerfish, and tripletail.

Visit the Finfish Species Account Section to download individual species reports.

The individual Species Accounts for SHELLFISH include the following species: hard clams, blue crabs, stone crabs, spiny lobsters, oysters, calico scallops, penaeid shrimp, and rock shrimp.

Visit the Invertebrate Species Account Section to download individual species reports.

FWC Facts:
Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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