Red Snapper Catch Card

If you fish for true red snapper, or you commonly catch true red snapper while fishing for other species, we need your help. Find the digital or printable catch card forms here, plus links to the mobile version.

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The State of Florida is conducting a study to better estimate the numbers of red snapper that are harvested (kept) and the condition of red snapper that are released by recreational anglers.

This information is needed to determine the health of the red snapper stock in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic to evaluate the effectiveness of current fishing regulations.

Please help by filling out the requested data in the online form at the bottom of this page after any fishing trip you take during which red snapper were harvested or released, then simply click submit!

If you prefer, you can choose to print a catch card to take with you the next time you go fishing. Complete the printed catch card while fishing and then simply drop the catch card in the mail with necessary postage.

Printable Catch Card (285KB Adobe PDF

The Red Snapper Catch Card is now available on your smartphone with the opportunity of reporting other released and harvested reef fish species, including amberjacks; gag, red and black groupers; gray triggerfish; and vermilion snapper.

The survey is accessed by downloading the FWC Reporter mobile application, available in Google PlayExternal Website and Apple App StoreExternal Website. Open the application, when asked “What are you reporting?” choose “Fish, fish kill, abnormal fish”, then when asked “Is what you are reporting best described as…” choose “Released or harvested reef fish”.

If you catch a tagged fish, call 1-800-367-4461 and tell us what you caught, the tag number, how long it was, where you caught it, what day you caught the fish, and if you released the fish alive or kept it.

Thank you for your participation!

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RegionIncluded Counties


Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Bay and Gulf


Franklin, Liberty, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco


Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota


Charlotte, Lee, and Collier


Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade


Broward, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin


Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler,Volusia





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