FWC Marine Fisheries Workshops

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Goliath Grouper Workshops

NOTE: The goliath grouper survey below will be taken down Dec. 1, 2017.

The FWC needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in state waters. Input gathered at in-person and online workshops will be presented to the Commission sometime in early 2018. 

If you were unable to participate in an in-person workshop, check out the on-demand virtual workshop below. 

In-person workshops were held the following dates and locations:

  • July 31: Lake Worth
  • Aug. 1: Key West
  • Aug. 2: Marathon
  • Aug. 3: Key Largo
  • Aug. 8: Crystal River
  • Aug. 9: Carrabelle
  • Aug 16: Pensacola
  • Aug. 17: Panama City
  • Oct. 9: Jacksonville
  • Oct. 10: Titusville
  • Oct. 11: Stuart
  • Oct. 12: Davie
  • Oct. 16: Pinellas Park
  • Oct. 17: Port Charlotte
  • Oct. 18: Naples
  • Oct. 25: Tallahassee

Goliath Grouper Virtual Workshop

This on-demand virtual workshop includes the same content as what is being given at the in-person workshops.

To participate in this on-demand virtual workshop, please view the workshop presentation video first, and then take the workshop survey (survey will be removed Dec. 1, 2017)

Open-ended comments may also be submitted online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. 

Workshop Presentation Video

View video below or view directly on YouTube External Website

This video is 24 minutes long and is courtesy of The Florida Channel External Website.

Video - Goliath Grouper Workshop


You may also view this workshop in its entirety, including the question and answer session, by visiting TheFloridaChannel.org External Website.

View a PDF Workshop presentation  Adobe PDF

Workshop Survey (will be removed Dec. 1, 2017)

A survey was given to all participants of the in-person workshops. Please view the workshop presentation video before taking this survey. There are 34 questions total.

Take the survey External Website


Bay Scallop Workshops

The FWC needs your feedback on the staggered bay scallop season structure that was implemented for 2017, as well as your input on the bay scallop fishery in general. Feedback from these workshops will be presented to the Commission as early as the December 2017 meeting in Gainesville. Commission meeting agenda

If you were unable to attend an in-person workshop, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.

In-person workshops were held on the following dates and at the following locations:

  • Oct. 12: Port St. Joe 
  • Oct. 16: Steinhatchee
  • Oct. 17: Land O’ Lakes
  • Oct. 18: Crystal River
  • Oct. 26: Carrabelle



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