FWC needs your input

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.

The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state in August and October. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops.

Workshops will be from 5 to 8 p.m. local time:

July 31: Lantana Road Branch Library,
4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth

Aug. 1: Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West

Aug. 2: Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon

Aug. 3: Murray Nelson Government Center
102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo

Aug. 8: Plantation on Crystal River
9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River

Aug. 9: Franklin County Senior Citizens Center
201 NW Ave. F, Carrabelle

Aug 16: Sanders Beach – Corinne Jones Resource Center
913 S. I St, Pensacola

Aug. 17: Bland Conference Center
4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City

Oct. 9: Pablo Creek Regional Library
13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville

Oct. 10: American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville

Oct. 11: Flagler Place
201 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart

Oct. 12: Old Davie School Historical Museum
6650 Griffin Road, Davie

Oct. 16: Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure
9501 U.S. Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park

Oct. 17: The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte

Oct. 18: Collier County Public Library – South Regional
8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future. Additional details and updates to these meetings will be posted at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”)

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