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Florida Pompano

The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) is a member of the jack family and supports a highly important commercial and recreational fishery in the state of Florida.



Florida Pompano Status and Trends

A species account for Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in Florida.

Florida Pompano Size Limit Evaluation

In this report, the impacts of raising the minimum size limit from 11 inches (FL) to 12 inches (FL) in the Florida pompano fishery were evaluated.

Florida Pompano Current Research

The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) is a member of the jack family and supports a highly important commercial and recreational fishery in the state of Florida.

Florida Pompano Stock Assessment

This is a link to the stock assessment section, where readers will find the most recent assessment of Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in Florida waters.

Pompano and Permit Sea Stats Publication

This brochures discusses pompano and permit and includes information on appearance, range and habitat, life history, and current research efforts. Also included is a handy table to help aid in telling these two species apart.


FWC Facts:
Sunshine bass are bred at FWC hatcheries by crossing white bass with striped bass. Approximately 1 million sunshine bass are stocked in Florida each year.

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