Fisheries

Peak Seafood – August

Each month Sea Grant provides a list of local seafood species that are currently in peak season.  Some species are regulated differently in different states so even though it may be listed as being in peak season – the reader should check with local state agencies to determine if there are any current regulations that …

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The Return of the Bay Scallop

MAN do folks in the Florida panhandle like scallops. Scalloping is a fun activity that gets the whole family outside snorkeling and finding all sorts of local marine life… and scallops taste good.  I remember in years gone by collecting scallops and broiling them in butter right there at the camp site…. Good times!   …

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Goliath Grouper Survey Begins this Week!

The goliath grouper is the largest member of the grouper family – reaching length’s of 8 ft and weight of over 800 lbs.  This species has been on FWC’s no-harvest list for several years due to overharvesting.  Today the number, and range, of this grouper have increased.  Each year Dr. Angela Collins (Florida Sea Grant), …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/06/05/goliath-grouper-survey-begins-this-week/