Grouper, Scamp

Scientific name: Mycteroperca phenax

Common name: Scamp

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 139 - Grouper, scamp
Marine Life Code: 898 - Grouper, other

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,

** National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, Fishery Permits:

For more Commercial Fisheries information see the Commercial Saltwater Fishing section.

Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.

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