FWC discussed red drum Sept. 8 at the Commission meeting in St. Augustine and adopted the 1 fish bag limit in the Northwest management zone in state waters.

The bag limit was lowered to 1 fish per person earlier this spring in the northwest management zone as a temporary change.

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FWC Facts:
The scientific genus name of tarpon is Megalops - from the Greek adjective megalo meaning “large,” and the noun opsi, meaning “face.”

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