Restricted Species List

Commercial Food and Bait Species

 

Notes

R = restricted species or RS designation
M = marine life endorsement

Both restricted and protected species require a restricted species endorsement. 
Please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B.External Website

* Some species require ML endorsement.
** Gray triggerfish are restricted; some species require ML endorsement.
*** For non-restricted species only.

Bold text denotes new additions/changes.

Revised October 2012

All Commercial Food and Bait Species Codes

103 R Amberjack, greater
471 R Amberjack, greater (cores)
415 R Amberjack, lesser
472 R Amberjack, lesser (cores)
104 Anchovies
450 M Angelfish
102 Bait Fish
182 Bait Fish (numbers)
105 Ballyhoo
106 Ballyhoo (numbers)
459 Barracuda
457 Barrelfish
408 Bass, longtail
287 Bigeye (razors, "toro")
107 R Bluefish
108 Blue Runner (numbers)
109 Blue Runner
273 Bream, red ("alfonsin")
385 Brotula
453 Butterfish
115 Catfish
113 R Cobia
118 Croaker, Atlantic (numbers)
119 Croaker, Atlantic
387 Cusk-eel
407 Cutlassfish
410 Cutlassfish (numbers)
121 R Dolphin
123 R Drum, black
275 Eel, conger
277 M Eel, moray
125 Eel, other *
384 Escolar
291 R Flounder, Gulf
292 R Flounder, southern
293 R Flounder, summer
127 R Flounder, other
295 Flyingfish
371 Flyingfish (numbers)
401 Goatfishes (Mullidae)
131 R Grouper, black (carberita)
431 R Grouper, coney
133 R Grouper, gag
433 R Grouper, graysby
439 R Grouper, hind, red ("strawberry")
441 R Grouper, hind, rock
443 R Grouper, hind, speckled (Kitty Mitchell)
435 Grouper, marbled
437 R Grouper, misty
137 R Grouper, red
139 R Grouper, scamp
141 R Grouper, snowy
445 R Grouper, tiger
143 R Grouper, warsaw
145 R Grouper, yellowedge
147 R Grouper, yellowfin (="fireback")
447 R Grouper, yellowmouth
150 Grouper, mixed***
149 Grouper, other***
151 Grunts
152 Grunts (numbers)
388 Hake (southern, gulf, spotted)
455 Harvestfish
289 Herring, round
153 Herring, thread
154 Herring, thread (numbers)
155 R Hogfish ("Hog Snapper")
416 R Jack, almaco
473 R Jack, almaco (cores)
409 Jack, Atlantic bumper
393 Jack, Atlantic moonfish
395 Jack, bar
396 Jack, bar (numbers)
157 Jack, crevalle
397 Jack, horse-eye (gallego)
398 Jack, lookdown
399 Jack, yellow
159 Jack, mixed
161 Jack, other
249 Kingfish ("whiting")
167 Ladyfish
456 Ladyfish (headed & gutted)
460 Lionfish
166 Lizardfish
220 Mackerel, cero
164 Mackerel, chub
165 R Mackerel, king
219 R Mackerel, Spanish
186 R Mackerel, Spanish (numbers)
391 Margates
168 Menhaden (pogies, bunkers; numbers)
173 Menhaden (pogies, bunkers)
403 Mojarra (Gerreidae, striped, spotfin, other)
404 Mojarra, Irish pompano

172 R Mullet, fingerling
174 R Mullet, fingerling (numbers)
175 R Mullet, black (striped, liza)
176 R Mullet, black, roe, red (lbs of fish)
178 R Mullet, black, roe, white (lbs of fish)
475 R Mullet, black, roe (roe only)
177 R Mullet, silver
470 R Mullet, silver (numbers)
297 Needlefish
298 Needlefish (numbers)
383 Oilfish
389 Opah
451 M Parrotfish
181 R Permit
411 Pinfish (numbers)
412 Pinfish
224 Pomfret, bigscale
226 Pomfret, other
183 R Pompano, Florida
458 R Pompano, African
372 Porgy, grass
373 Porgy, jolthead
375 Porgy, knobbed
374 Porgy, littlehead
377 Porgy, longspine
247 Porgy, other (scup)
379 R Porgy, red
454 Puffers*
184 Rays & Skates
382 Rosefish, blackbelly
414 R Rudderfish, banded ("amberina")
474 R Rudderfish, banded ("amberina"; cores)
187 Sand Perch (Serranidae)
188 Sand Perch (Serranidae; numbers)
413 Sardines, scaled
274 Sardines, scaled (numbers)
221 Sardines, Spanish
222 Sardines, Spanish (numbers)
129 Scad, bigeye (goggle-eye)
130 Scad, bigeye (goggle-eye, numbers)
117 Scad, round (cigarfish)
417 Scad, round (cigarfish, numbers)
381 Scorpionfish
281 R Sea bass, bank
283 R Sea bass, black
285 R Sea bass, rock
189 R Sea bass, mixed
299 Searobins
191 Seatrout, weakfish (East coast)
192 Seatrout, silver
193 R Seatrout, spotted
195 Seatrout, sand (Gulf coast)
197 Shad, American
461 Shad, gizzard
478 Shark, Atlantic sharpnose
476 Shark, blacknose
477 Shark, blacktip
479 Shark, bonnethead
481 Shark, bull
482 Shark, finetooth
485 Shark, hammerhead
487 Shark, lemon
489 Shark, mako, shortfin
491 Shark, sandbar
492 Shark, silky
496 Shark, spinner
493 Shark, thresher
495 Shark, tiger
199 Shark, mixed
497 Shark, other
200 Shark Fins
201 R Sheepshead
418 R Snapper, black
419 R Snapper, blackfin (hambone)
426 Snapper, Caribbean red
420 R Snapper, cubera
421 R Snapper, dog
205 R Snapper, grey (mangrove)
203 R Snapper, lane
423 R Snapper, mahogany
207 R Snapper, mutton
425 R Snapper, queen (ballbat)
209 R Snapper, red
427 R Snapper, schoolmaster
211 R Snapper, silk (yellow-eye)
213 R Snapper, vermilion (b-liner)
429 R Snapper, wenchman
215 R Snapper, yellowtail
218 Snapper, mixed***
217 Snapper, other***
452 Spadefish
225 Spot
228 Spot (numbers)
120 Squirrelfish (razors)

279 M Surgeonfish
229 R Swordfish
179 Tilapia ("Nile Perch")
234 Triggerfish* **
449 R Tripletail
463 Tilefish, anchor
465 Tilefish, blackline
231 R Tilefish (golden)
467 Tilefish, goldface
233 Tilefish, blueline (gray)
469 Tilefish, sand
240 Tuna, albacore
235 Tuna, bigeye
237 Tuna, blackfin
239 Tuna, bluefin
241 Tuna, skipjack
243 Tuna, yellowfin
244 Tuna, mixed
111 Tunny, little ("bonito")
112 Tunny, little ("bonito", numbers)
245 R Wahoo
405 Wreckfish
406 Wreckfish roe (red/white roe only, lbs)
251 Miscellaneous Food Fish***
253 Miscellaneous Industrial Fish***
309 Clams, ungraded (gallons)
308 Clams, ungraded (numbers)
256 Clams, littlenecks (numbers)
257 Clams, middlenecks (numbers)
258 Clams, topneck (numbers)
259 Clams, cherry (numbers)
261 Clams, chowder (numbers)
301 Clams, sunray venus
370 Clams (lbs in shell)
314 Conch (whelk, helmet)
448 Crab, bait (calico; lesser blue; other; numbers)***
321 R Crab, blue (hard)
322 R Crab, blue (hard, numbers)
323 R Crab, blue (soft, numbers)
324 Crab, golden
364 Crab, horseshoe (numbers)
368 Crab, Jonah
352 Crab, land (blue; numbers)
360 Crab, mole (sand flea)
369 Crab, mole (sand flea; numbers)
366 Crab, red
350 Crab, spider
325 R Crab, stone (jumbo claws)
327 R Crab, stone (large claws)
329 R Crab, stone (medium claws)
331 R Crab, stone (small claws)
332 R Crab, stone (ungraded, green claws)
367 Jellyfish
319 Lobster, Spanish (dozers)
320 Lobster, Spanish (dozers; tails)
317 R Lobster, spiny (whole)
318 R Lobster, spiny (tails)
362 Mussels
316 Mussels, green
302 Oysters (lbs in shell)
303 Oysters (bushels, sacks)
304 Oysters (lbs of meat)
305 Oysters (gallons)
307 Oysters (barrels)
269 Scallops, calico (bags, bushels)
313 Scallops, calico (gallons)
267 Scallops, calico (lbs of meat)
271 Scallops, calico (lbs in shell)
462 Scallops, other
345 R Shrimp, bait (numbers)
346 R Shrimp, bait
337 R Shrimp, brown (heads off)
338 R Shrimp, brown (heads on)
333 R Shrimp, pink (heads off)
334 R Shrimp, pink (heads on)
339 Shrimp, rock (heads off)
340 Shrimp, rock (heads on)
341 Shrimp, royal red (heads off)
342 Shrimp, royal red (heads on)
335 R Shrimp, white (heads off)
336 R Shrimp, white (heads on)
343 Shrimp, other (heads off)***
344 Shrimp, other (heads on)***
355 Sponge, grass (numbers)
353 Sponge, sheepswool (numbers)
357 Sponge, yellow (numbers)
359 Sponge, other (numbers) *
351 Crustaceans, mixed
361 Miscellaneous Invertebrates
349 Octopus
363 M Sea Cucumbers
365 M Sea Urchins
347 Squid

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Non-Restricted Food and Bait Species Codes

104 Anchovies
102 Bait Fish
182 Bait Fish (numbers)
105 Ballyhoo
106 Ballyhoo (numbers)
459 Barracuda
457 Barrelfish
408 Bass, longtail
287 Bigeye (razors, "toro")
108 Blue Runner (numbers)
109 Blue Runner
273 Bream, red ("alfonsin")
385 Brotula
453 Butterfish
115 Catfish
118 Croaker, Atlantic (numbers)
119 Croaker, Atlantic
387 Cusk-eel
407 Cutlassfish
410 Cutlassfish (numbers)
275 Eel, conger
125 Eel, other *
384 Escolar
295 Flyingfish
371 Flyingfish (numbers)
401 Goatfishes (Mullidae)
435 Grouper, marbled
150 Grouper, mixed***
149 Grouper, other***
151 Grunts
152 Grunts (numbers)
388 Hake (southern, gulf, spotted)
455 Harvestfish
289 Herring, round
153 Herring, thread
154 Herring, thread (numbers)
409 Jack, Atlantic bumper
393 Jack, Atlantic moonfish
395 Jack, bar
396 Jack, bar (numbers)
157 Jack, crevalle
397 Jack, horse-eye (gallego)
398 Jack, lookdown
399 Jack, yellow
159 Jack, mixed
161 Jack, other
249 Kingfish ("whiting")
167 Ladyfish
456 Ladyfish (headed & gutted)
460 Lionfish
166 Lizardfish
220 Mackerel, cero
164 Mackerel, chub
391 Margates
168 Menhaden (pogies, bunkers; numbers)
173 Menhaden (pogies, bunkers)
403 Mojarra (Gerreidae, striped, spotfin, other)
404 Mojarra, Irish pompano

297 Needlefish
298 Needlefish (numbers)
383 Oilfish
389 Opah
411 Pinfish (numbers)
412 Pinfish
224 Pomfret, bigscale
226 Pomfret, other
372 Porgy, grass
373 Porgy, jolthead
375 Porgy, knobbed
374 Porgy, littlehead
377 Porgy, longspine
247 Porgy, other (scup)
454 Puffers*
184 Rays & Skates
382 Rosefish, blackbelly
187 Sand Perch (Serranidae)
188 Sand Perch (Serranidae; numbers)
413 Sardines, scaled
274 Sardines, scaled (numbers)
221 Sardines, Spanish
222 Sardines, Spanish (numbers)
129 Scad, bigeye (goggle-eye)
130 Scad, bigeye (goggle-eye, numbers)
117 Scad, round (cigarfish)
417 Scad, round (cigarfish, numbers)
381 Scorpionfish
299 Searobins
191 Seatrout, weakfish (East coast)
192 Seatrout, silver
195 Seatrout, sand (Gulf coast)
197 Shad, American
461 Shad, gizzard
478 Shark, Atlantic sharpnose
476 Shark, blacknose
477 Shark, blacktip
479 Shark, bonnethead
481 Shark, bull
482 Shark, finetooth
485 Shark, hammerhead
487 Shark, lemon
489 Shark, mako, shortfin
491 Shark, sandbar
492 Shark, silky
496 Shark, spinner
493 Shark, thresher
495 Shark, tiger
199 Shark, mixed
497 Shark, other
200 Shark Fins
426 Snapper, Caribbean red
218 Snapper, mixed***
217 Snapper, other***
452 Spadefish
225 Spot
228 Spot (numbers)
120 Squirrelfish (razors)
229 Swordfish
179 Tilapia ("Nile Perch")
234 Triggerfish* **
463 Tilefish, anchor
465 Tilefish, blackline
467 Tilefish, goldface
233 Tilefish, blueline (gray)
469 Tilefish, sand
240 Tuna, albacore
235 Tuna, bigeye
237 Tuna, blackfin
239 Tuna, bluefin
241 Tuna, skipjack
243 Tuna, yellowfin
244 Tuna, mixed
111 Tunny, little ("bonito")
112 Tunny, little ("bonito", numbers)
405 Wreckfish
406 Wreckfish roe (red/white roe only, lbs)
251 Miscellaneous Food Fish***
253 Miscellaneous Industrial Fish***
309 Clams, ungraded (gallons)
308 Clams, ungraded (numbers)
256 Clams, littlenecks (numbers)
257 Clams, middlenecks (numbers)
258 Clams, topneck (numbers)
259 Clams, cherry (numbers)
261 Clams, chowder (numbers)
301 Clams, sunray venus
370 Clams (lbs in shell)
314 Conch (whelk, helmet)
448 Crab, bait (calico; lesser blue; other; numbers)***
324 Crab, golden
364 Crab, horseshoe (numbers)
368 Crab, Jonah
352 Crab, land (blue; numbers)
360 Crab, mole (sand flea)
369 Crab, mole (sand flea; numbers)
366 Crab, red
350 Crab, spider
367 Jellyfish
319 Lobster, Spanish (dozers)
320 Lobster, Spanish (dozers; tails)
362 Mussels
316 Mussels, green
302 Oysters (lbs in shell)
303 Oysters (bushels, sacks)
304 Oysters (lbs of meat)
305 Oysters (gallons)
307 Oysters (barrels)
269 Scallops, calico (bags, bushels)
313 Scallops, calico (gallons)
267 Scallops, calico (lbs of meat)
271 Scallops, calico (lbs in shell)
462 Scallops, other
339 Shrimp, rock (heads off)
340 Shrimp, rock (heads on)
341 Shrimp, royal red (heads off)
342 Shrimp, royal red (heads on)
343 Shrimp, other (heads off)***
344 Shrimp, other (heads on)***
355 Sponge, grass (numbers)
353 Sponge, sheepswool (numbers)
357 Sponge, yellow (numbers)
359 Sponge, other (numbers) *
351 Crustaceans, mixed
361 Miscellaneous Invertebrates
349 Octopus
347 Squid

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Restricted Food and Bait Species Codes

All units are in pounds unless otherwise noted.

103 R Amberjack, greater
471 R Amberjack, greater (cores)
415 R Amberjack, lesser
472 R Amberjack, lesser (cores)
107 R Bluefish
113 R Cobia
121 R Dolphin
123 R Drum, black
291 R Flounder, Gulf
292 R Flounder, southern
293 R Flounder, summer
127 R Flounder, other
131 R Grouper, black (carberita)
431 R Grouper, coney
133 R Grouper, gag
433 R Grouper, graysby
439 R Grouper, hind, red ("strawberry")
441 R Grouper, hind, rock
443 R Grouper, hind, speckled (Kitty Mitchell)
437 R Grouper, misty
137 R Grouper, red
139 R Grouper, scamp
141 R Grouper, snowy
445 R Grouper, tiger
143 R Grouper, warsaw
145 R Grouper, yellowedge
147 R Grouper, yellowfin (="fireback")
447 R Grouper, yellowmouth
155 R Hogfish ("Hog Snapper")
416 R Jack, almaco
473 R Jack, almaco (cores)
165 R Mackerel, king
219 R Mackerel, Spanish
186 R Mackerel, Spanish (numbers)

172 R Mullet, fingerling
174 R Mullet, fingerling (numbers)
175 R Mullet, black (striped, liza)
176 R Mullet, black, roe, red (lbs of fish)
178 R Mullet, black, roe, white (lbs of fish)
475 R Mullet, black, roe (roe only)
177 R Mullet, silver
470 R Mullet, silver (numbers)
181 R Permit
183 R Pompano, Florida
458 R Pompano, African
379 R Porgy, red
414 R Rudderfish, banded ("amberina")
474 R Rudderfish, banded ("amberina"; cores)
281 R Sea bass, bank
283 R Sea bass, black
285 R Sea bass, rock
189 R Sea bass, mixed
193 R Seatrout, spotted
201 R Sheepshead
418 R Snapper, black
419 R Snapper, blackfin (hambone)
420 R Snapper, cubera
421 R Snapper, dog
205 R Snapper, grey (mangrove)
203 R Snapper, lane
423 R Snapper, mahogany
207 R Snapper, mutton
425 R Snapper, queen (ballbat)
209 R Snapper, red
427 R Snapper, schoolmaster
211 R Snapper, silk (yellow-eye)
213 R Snapper, vermilion (b-liner)
429 R Snapper, wenchman
215 R Snapper, yellowtail
449 R Tripletail
231 R Tilefish (golden)
245 R Wahoo
321 R Crab, blue (hard)
322 R Crab, blue (hard, numbers)
323 R Crab, blue (soft, numbers)
325 R Crab, stone (jumbo claws)
327 R Crab, stone (large claws)
329 R Crab, stone (medium claws)
331 R Crab, stone (small claws)
332 R Crab, stone (ungraded, green claws)
317 R Lobster, spiny (whole)
318 R Lobster, spiny (tails)
345 R Shrimp, bait (numbers)
346 R Shrimp, bait
337 R Shrimp, brown (heads off)
338 R Shrimp, brown (heads on)
333 R Shrimp, pink (heads off)
334 R Shrimp, pink (heads on)
335 R Shrimp, white (heads off)
336 R Shrimp, white (heads on)
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Marine Life Food and Bait Species Codes

450 M Angelfish
277 M Eel, moray
451 M Parrotfish
279 M Surgeonfish
363 M Sea Cucumbers
365 M Sea Urchins
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