This page is devoted to species of concern from along the coast. While not all species are protected or endangered, their numbers may be limited. The species will not only include marine life, but plant, feathered, and mammals as well.
Species with Limited Numbers
Goliath Grouper (formerly known as jewfish)
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources' Marine Fisheries Office is working with the Florida State University Institute for Fishery Resource Ecology, which is sponsoring a tagging hotline.
For more information on Goliath Grouper, please visit http://www.bio.fsu.edu/coleman_lab/goliath_grouper.php.
If you see a tagged or untagged fish, please email [
] or write to: University of Florida, Florida Program on Shark Research, P.O. Box 117800, Gainsville, FL 32611-7800.
For more information on Smalltooth Sawfish, please visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/sawfish/srt/srt.htm
Please include as much of the following information as possible:
Do not remove the tag. Do not attempt to harvest these fish. Goliath Grouper and Smalltooth Sawfish are protected by law. Your help is greatly appreciated.