Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Hake, Southern

Scientific name: Urophycis floridana (Bean & Dresel, 1884)

Common name: Southern Hake

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 388 - Hake (southern, gulf, spotted)

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

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FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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