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Gulf Reef Fish Survey


Starting July 1, 2020, the State Reef Fish Survey will replace the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. All anglers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish from a private vessel are required to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation.

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The Gulf Reef Fish Survey was a pilot study that began in 2015 to improve the precision and timeliness of recreational catch and effort estimates for reef fish in Florida's Gulf waters.

Learn more about the history of the Gulf Reef Fish Survey.