Opinions required: Fishing Goliath Grouper in Florida

The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) is holding public consultations to discuss the possibility of allowing a “limited open season” for fishing goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara). These include public meetings in a wide variety of venues throughout the state, along with an online workshop and an online survey. If implemented, the proposed kill will exterminate most of Florida’s breeding population of the groupers, destroying 27 years of conservation management effort.

The public workshops will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. local time (except the Tallahassee meeting, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m.) Below is the full list of remaining meetings