Wednesday, May 25, 2022

DEMA Highlights The Dangers Faced By Florida’s Goliath Groupers


DEMA has issued an alert highlighting the dangers faced by Florida’s Goliath Grouper population due to fishing rules changes.

In a call-to-action, DEMA aims to mobilize you to help prevent the fishing lobby from overturning the animal’s harvest moratorium.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting will take place on October 6th and 7th, 2021. During the meeting, discussions about the issues surrounding the fish will take place, including opening up the animal for a “limited harvest.”

DEMA has highlighted several steps that you can take to help protect and preserve this majestic animal from the perils of a “limited harvest.” Things you can do include attending the meeting in person and submitting your comments to the Florida FWC directly.

You can find out more and learn how to help the Goliath Grouper here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!