Dolphinfish

Dolphinfish

Scientific name: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus

Common name: Dolphinfish, Mahi Mahi

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 121 - Dolphin

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
FP - Federal Permit **

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.

** National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, Fishery Permits: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/operations_management_information_services/constituency_services_branch/permits.


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