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FISH COMMONLY CAUGHT IN
MARCO ISLAND & 10,000 ISLANDS, FLORIDA
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JEWFISH

HABITAT: Nearshore around docks and often in estuaries.
TYPICAL WEIGHT: Up to 800 pounds
FOOD QUALITY - NONE: Protected species



KING MACKERELKING MACKEREL

HABITAT: Nearshore and offshore, sometimes around piers.
TYPICAL WEIGHT: 30 pounds
FOOD QUALITY: Good



ladyfishLADYFISH

HABITAT: Inshore in bays, estuaries, tidal pools, and canals.
TYPICAL WEIGHT: 2 to 3 pounds
FOOD QUALITY: Edible, but many fine bones



lane snapperLANE SNAPPER

HABITAT: Offshore.
TYPICAL WEIGHT: Approximately 1 pound
FOOD QUALITY: Excellent



mangrove snapperMANGROVE SNAPPER

HABITAT: Coral or rocky reefs, mangroves, and grass beds.
TYPICAL WEIGHT: Up to 10 pounds
FOOD QUALITY: Excellent



NASSAU GROUPER

HABITAT: Offshore on rocky reefs.
TYPICAL WEIGHT: 10 to 15 pounds
FOOD QUALITY: Superb


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