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Florida Pompano and Permit

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 anglers pursue the permit (Trachinotus falcatus) from inshore flats to offshore reefs. 

Florida Pompano and Permit Identification
Learn some of the physical characteristics that can help you properly identify permit and Florida pompano.

Florida Pompano and Permit Status and Trends
View current species accounts for Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) and for permit (Trachinotus falcatus) in Florida.

Pompano and Permit Sea Stats
This brochure 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.