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Media statement: FWC Commission goliath grouper update

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

After listening to public comments and discussing the current and future management of goliath grouper in Florida at the April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to continue current goliath grouper research and management, and develop a road map to direct future conservation efforts. They did not pursue a limited harvest.



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The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came into existence on July 1, 1999 - the result of a constitutional amendment approved in the 1998 General Election.

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