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Results Are In for Public Survey on Goliath Grouper – News Bulletin From University of Florida IFAS and Florida Sea Grant, July 31, 2013

Among the survey results: Many commercial reef fishermen believe that goliath grouper negatively impact  ecosystems by decimating other fish populations. In addition, goliath interfere  with fishing operations and many commercial fishermen (43 percent of hook and  line, 87 percent of spear fishermen) have had to change where and how they fish  to reduce such interactions. More than 70 percent of commercial fishermen  surveyed would like to see the goliath-harvesting moratorium lifted. [email protected]