Florida anglers pursue the permit (Trachinotus falcatus) from inshore flats to offshore reefs. Research on this popular sport fish is advancing through anglers' assistance with a tagging study.
By tagging and genetically sampling permit, catch-and-release
anglers can participate in an unprecedented statewide study of the
This popular sport fish is often confused with a smaller
look-alike, the Florida pompano.
Learn some of the physical characteristics that can help you
properly identify permit and Florida pompano.
A species account for permit (Trachinotus falcatus
) in Florida.
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.