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350-pound Grouper Caught Off Florida Coast Believed To Be 50 Years Old

Discussion in 'In The News section, Local News and Information' started by Nautical Gator, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    350-pound grouper caught off Florida coast believed to be 50 years old

    A 350-pound Warsaw grouper caught off the coast of Florida is believed to be 50 years old, making it the oldest documented fish in a Florida wildlife research program.

    Jason Boyll caught the grouper Dec. 29, 2019, in about 600 feet of water with a hook and line in southwest Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Research Institute.

    “Acquiring the otolith from this fish was extremely valuable as samples from larger and older fish are rare,” wildlife officials said on social media.


  2. shrimpmansteve

    shrimpmansteve Swabbie

    That’s a lot of grouper sandwiches!!

    congrats on a great catch
  3. duffy

    duffy Treasure Hunter

    Dang that is huge. Sad to see the monster not in the sea anymore but we all gotta go someday.
  4. mkyota1

    mkyota1 Sailing Master

    That is an absolute monster! I can imagine the look on their face when that thing surfaced.

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