Celebrate Grouper Week

Grouper Week

All hail grouper – you sweet, delightfully flaky fish! Sink your teeth into mouth-watering meals from top, local chefs and celebrate this delicacy year-round.

Savor the groovy grouper vibe best when it's served fresh at local restaurants throughout St. Pete/Clearwater. Or get out on our warm Gulf waters to catch the grouper wave (and your own dinner) on an unforgettable fishing charter. (Fun fact: Florida harvests 85% of the grouper caught in the U.S. and St. Pete/Clearwater accounts for 75% of that!) 

Explore our thriving culinary scene for mouth-watering dining options that are available year-round.



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grouper and risotto dish

FUN FACT: Many chefs consider grouper to be their favorite fish because of its delicate, flaky texture.

The Culinary Experience

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Watch the videos and learn how to create mouthwatering grouper delicacies from top local chefs. For even more great grouper options, find more recipes here.


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FUN FACT: Black and red grouper young are predominantly female but they often transform into males as they grow!

The Fishing Experience

FUN FACT: The largest Black Grouper was caught near the Dry Tortugas and was 113 lbs., 6oz!

Catch This

Discover the best spots for grouper fishing and more in this video.

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Off the Hook! How to Catch and Eat Fresh Fish in Madeira Beach, FL
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grouper family sustainability guidelines

Be aware of these guidelines in order to preserve the beloved grouper for years to come.

Gag Grouper

Gag Grouper

About: Brownish-grey in color, you don’t have to go far out to find this grouper in fall and winter because they move inshore in cooler months.

Minimum Size Limit: 24” TL

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person within aggregate

Open Season: June 1-December 31

Black grouper

Black Grouper

About: Similar-looking to Gag grouper, though coloring is more olive. Find them offshore most months.

Minimum Size Limit: 24” TL

Daily Bag Limit: 4 per person within aggregate

Open Season: Year-round

Red grouper

Red Grouper

About: A mild, firm fish, peak catch for red grouper is during the summer and fall.

Minimum Size Limit: 20” TL

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person within aggregate

Open Season: Year-round

FUN FACT: The goliath grouper is the largest of the groupers and can grow up to 800 lbs. This species is protected.

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