|Fish images © Diane Rome Peebles. Illustration provided for viewing purposes only.
Below is a small list of the popular sport fish caught in the Florida Keys.
Fish Identification: Often, sport fish look very similar and are hard to identify. This can be a problem when the regulations are different for each species or when species are protected from harvest. To help with the identification of similar species, the identification sheets below were developed and contain simple, easily seen identification keys that will anglers identify similar species. These sheets can be printed using a desktop printer and taken out on the next fishing trip.
If you are out snorkeling, diving, fishing, paddling, or boating and see anything that may be unusual or out of the ordinary in Florida Keys waters, please record the location, date, and time, and contact the Marine Ecosystem Event Response and Assessment (MEERA) project. They can be reached by phone (305-395-8730), e-mail, or online.