Snook Anglers Asked to Help With Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Research

By  //  April 13, 2016

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Scientists with the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) are asking snook anglers to save their filleted carcasses and take them to a participating bait and tackle store in their area. (Florida Fish and Wildlife image)

Scientists with the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) are asking snook anglers to save their filleted carcasses and take them to a participating bait and tackle store in their area. (Florida Fish and Wildlife image)

Scientists with the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) are asking snook anglers to save their filleted carcasses and take them to a participating bait and tackle store in their area.

These carcasses provide information on the size, age, maturity and sex of the catch.

This program allows anglers to participate in the collection of data regarding Florida’s premier inshore game fish.

FWRI conducts applied research and provides scientific information used to manage Florida’s marine resources.

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Guidelines for donating snook carcasses:

• All regulations apply. Donate only legal snook during snook season.

• Donate all sizes that you harvest. (Donating only large fish will bias the data.)

• Donate as many fish and as often as you can; however, do not harvest fish for the program. Keep only those snook you would normally keep.

• Donate both tagged and untagged fish. If a snook is tagged, please report tag information to the Angler Tag Return Hotline at 800-367-4461.

• When filleting, please leave all internal organs intact.

The drop off location for Brevard County is at Whitey’s Bait & Tackle, 9030 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

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ABOVE MAP:  Scientists with the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) are asking snook anglers to save their filleted carcasses and take them to a participating bait and tackle store in their area. The drop off location for Brevard County is at Whitey’s Bait & Tackle, 9030 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.


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