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Restricted species

Live specimens of Conditional (68-5.004(1), F.A.C.) and Prohibited (68-5.006(1), F.A.C.) nonnative species may not be possessed. Northern black bass (Micropterus salmoides salmoides) are on the conditional nonnative species list. Stocking northern black bass is prohibited. Pure Florida bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) may only be purchased from permitted hatcheries with genetically authenticated pure Florida bass stocks. The importation into or transportation within the state of any live bass species, except authenticated Florida largemouth bass is prohibited (68A-23.009, F.A.C). For more information, contact the nearest regional office (page 6). See Chapter 68-5 and 68A, F.A.C. at for details.