Goliath GrouperEpinephelus itajara
Managed by: SAFMC
The largest of the groupers, weighing up to 750 pounds.
Similar to the warsaw grouper.
South Atlantic Federal Regulations
(For areas three-200 miles off the coasts of NC, SC, GA, and East Florida)
CLOSED TO HARVEST OR POSSESSION IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC EEZ (FEDERAL WATERS) SINCE 1990.
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Note: Goliath grouper and Nassau grouper must be released by cutting the line and NOT removed from the water. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has provided additional guidelines on release techniques for Goliath grouper. Click here to download a PDF version of the guidelines.