Definition of grouper
: any of numerous fishes (family Serranidae and especially genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca) that are typically large solitary bottom-dwelling fishes of warm seas and include important food fishes
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Goliath workshop: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has scheduled an additional public workshop in Lake Worth to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest.
That also includes grouper and the other snapper species like vermilion, gray and lane snapper.
Even though the actual fish is much smaller when alive and swimming, the meat tastes like a thicker, heartier grouper.
Eligible fish in the spearfishing division include barracuda, cobia, grouper, jack crevalle, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, triggerfish and miscellaneous.
Raw options: tuna, yellowtail, sea bass, monkfish, salmon, grouper.
Sometimes, groupers will even help out with scuba divers hunting invasive lionfish.
Seasonal seafood: Alligator, blue crab, clams, flounder, grouper, king mackeral, mahi mahi, oysters, yellowtail snapper, shrimp, tilapia, tilefish and yellow tuna.
The chefs are supplied with sustainable, mostly local, fish like porgy, fluke and grouper.
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Origin and Etymology of grouper
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Definition of grouper for English Language Learners
: a large fish that lives at the bottom of warm seas
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