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Old 04/23/2018, 05:26 PM   #1
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Help finding "collect zones" in Florida

Good evening ladies and gents,

I live in Miami, FL and I am now getting more and more interested in looking at live reefs in different parts of Florida. I was wondering where I can find an actual website or place that specifically shows or says that you can legally collect soft coral, fish, etc.. I know there are regulations which I read on FWC's website but I was wondering where everyone had gone here in Florida from the lower Keys to up North Florida. And where for sure you can collect IF I end up wanting certain things which I know I would want to lol.

Thanks everyone and sorry for such a noobish question!

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Old 04/23/2018, 05:54 PM   #2
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You should be asking FWC. They are the ONLY authority on what and where you can take without being jailed and given a big fine.

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Old 04/28/2018, 10:19 AM   #3
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Start by reading this thread,, then contact the correct authorities for any needed permits.


Current tank: 65 gal DSA rimless, mixed reef, 20 gal sump, T5 6bulb, big skimmer, 40B Fowler, 20 gal sump, 4 bulb T5
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Old 05/07/2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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FWC division of marine fisheries 850-487-0554 or 888-404-3922 .
Good luck on collecting , be safe .
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