Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Grunt, Porkfish

Scientific name: Anisotremus virginicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: Porkfish

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 151 - Grunts *
Marine Life Code: 609 - Grunt, porkfish

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
M - Marine Life Endorsement

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


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