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Marine Fisheries Management items discussed at the Feb. 7-8 meeting in Tallahassee included permit, bay scallops, gulf red snapper, sheepshead, tripletail, spiny lobster trap certificate rule cleanup, Dry Tortugas National park Research Natural Area review, federal fisheries updates, and a federal legislative update. View agenda and news releases for details.


Goliath update: Due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma and the cancellation of the September Commission meeting, goliath grouper is currently anticipated to be discussed at the April 25 and 26, 2018, meeting in Fort Lauderdale. To learn more or to comment on goliath grouper management, visit For questions, email


Source: Florida Fish & Wild Life Conservation Commission