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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Seafood Products

Contact Us

Paul Davis
(850) 617-7295
(850) 617-7281 Fax
Paul.Davis@FreshFromFlorida.com

Division of Marketing and Development
The Mayo Building, M9
407 S. Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800

Florida ranks among the top 12 U.S. states for fresh seafood production. Florida fishermen catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobsters and Spanish mackerel. 

Seafood is sustainable when the population of that species of fish is managed in a way that provides for today's needs without damaging the ability of the species to reproduce and be available for future generations. If you buy fish managed under a U.S. fishery management plan, you can be assured it meets 10 national standards. Florida fishermen are required to follow federal and state laws when harvesting seafood. 

In the grid below, the blue shaded areas reflect the typical peak months of availability for many popular Florida seafood products. Availability can be affected by weather and other conditions as well as quota limits. For more information about each product, select the product name in the left column.

Florida Seafood Peak Months of Availability

Seafood Products
 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Alligator

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Blue Crab

       

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

   

Clams

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Flounder

       

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

 

Grouper*

     

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

 

King Mackerel*

Available

     

Available

Available

           

Mahi-Mahi

       

Available

Available

           

Mullet

Available

             

Available

Available

Available

Available

Mullet Roe

                   

Available

Available

Oysters

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Pompano

Available

Available

Available

Available

               

Snapper-Red*

             

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Snapper-Yellowtail

   

Available

Available

Available

Available

           

Snapper-Others

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Shrimp

       

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Spanish Mackerel*

Available

Available

               

Available

Available

Spiny Lobster

             

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Stone Crab Claws

Available

Available

Available

Available

         

Available

Available

Available

Swordfish

               

Available

Available

Available

 

Tilapia

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Tilefish*

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

   

Yellowfin Tuna

         

Available

Available

Available

       
 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

*Availability subject to quota closure
Note: Most Florida seafood products are available frozen year round

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