Protect Goliath Grouper and restore mangroves in South Florida, their juvenile habitat.

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Joy Parrish
Oct 8, 2021
What a tragedy to learn that once again there are people working - yet again - to negatively impact what the FWC has previously acknowledged as a fragile population with few older age classes and low levels of adjust density on natural reefs.

A limited harvest of Goliath Grouper serves no useful purpose; FWC itself previously stated “It is important to note that any data gathered from a limited harvest will not result in accepted stock assessment.”

FWC also shared that a limited harvest raises “concerns about consumption…because of high levels of mercury in large Goliath.”

Please do NOT permit ANY harvest of this vulnerable species. Please maintain the current harvest moratorium until the Goliath has been shown through objective data to have recovered, not only in Florida but throughout its range.

Goliath Grouper are extremely popular hosts to underwater habitats and are mentioned frequently by visiting/tourist divers who greatly enjoy watching these remarkable creatures roam the ocean floor. Alive, these fish are economically important to Florida’s economy. A limited harvest seems to serve no valid purpose, except, perhaps providing the ‘opportunity’ of harvest for a small group of fishers.

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Mary Finelli
Aug 6, 2021
Even if the grouper population was plentiful it wouldn't justify torturing/killing members of it, which is what fishing is: torturing animals. Science has shown that fish are sentient, they suffer fear and pain, and they have a strong will to live. Fishing isn't sport, the fish are victims not willing participants. There's no valid need to kill groupers, and there is no valid justification for doing so.

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ภารดี วงษ์สนิท
Aug 3, 2021
ถ้าปลายังคงอยู่ในจำนวน ที่เป็นกลุ่มเสี่ยง ก็ควรจะอนุรักษ์ มันไว้ต่อไป การอนุญาติให้ประมงได้ จะทำให้ปลาชนิดนี้เข้าสู่ภาวะวิกฤตอีกครั้ง มันคือความน่าทึ่งและหายากของท้องทะเล ช่วยรักษามันไว้ด้วย และโปรดยกเลิกการล่ามัน

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Sharon Bohan
Aug 1, 2021
We need to start caring more and being more proactive and vocal !!!❤️❤️

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มนตรี หิรัญเพิ่ม
Aug 1, 2021
Safe fishes with ocean

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Pusit Seenkiattisak
Aug 1, 2021
อยากให้อนุรักษ์ จนมีประชากรของปลาให้มากกว่านี้

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Paranu Chaidilok
Aug 1, 2021
Endangered species need to be protected.

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ชานนท์ อารีย์โชติ
Jul 31, 2021
ต้องการอนุรักษ์

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Maria Santiago
1 year ago
I believe in conservation, I want future generations to enjoy it!

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John Nihoff
2 years ago
They need protected and do not harm anything or business. In fact each brings in millions in spending from divers coming to swim with them.