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  • The FWC Commission will discuss several marine fisheries management items Nov. 20 at the meeting in Key Largo including:

    • A final rule changing the Gulf red grouper daily bag limit from 4-fish to 2-fish within the 4-grouper aggregate bag limit

    And discussions on

    • Federal fishery management
    • The spiny lobster commercial dive fishery
    • Stakeholder concerns about the barracuda population in South Florida
    • Lionfish outreach and education efforts

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  • Attention Dive Shop Owners: Help us educate others about the lionfish issue by featuring our lionfish brochure in your shop. Send your mailing address to Saltwater@MyFWC.com and we will send you our newest Lionfish brochure, packed with information on the lionfish invasion. Be sure to send a count of how many you would like to receive. Get a peek at what the brochure looks like. Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF

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Dan Ellinor with a gag grouper

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