A beloved fish may get the hook, as Florida approves proposal for killing goliath grouper

The fish, which are easy to find and catch, sustained severe declines from fishing in the 1970s and 1980s, leading the state to oppose a ban in 1990. Although the species has begun to recover, it has nothing like the numbers it had half a century ago, when it could be found all around the Florida peninsula, in the Caribbean and down to Brazil, according to a report by the wildlife commission.