Where to collect fish and coral in the Florida Keys?

Hi, I’m traveling to the Florida Keys later on this month. First of all, let me start by saying that I do know the laws, regulations and requirements for collecting fish in Florida:
http://myfwc.com/docs/RulesRegulations/2009_July_RegsSummary_Newsletter.pdf (page 14)
So please, don’t tell me it is completely illegal, and cannot be done. I know what can and cannot be collected, furthermore I do know how to care for these creatures as I am an experienced hobbyist. My question again is: where would be a good place to collect these fish and coral in the Florida Keys.
Last few times I went to the keys I went snorkeling in Bahia Honda and there is plenty of marine life there, however according to their guide: http://www.floridastateparks.org/bahiahonda/docs/SnorkelinglGuide%20toMarineLifeofBahiaHonda.pdf
it says nothing can be taken from there, except for crab and lobster while they are in season.
I do not have the money at this time to afford a diving trip, so please, if you can, suggest a site that may be accessible by the beach like Bahia Honda is.
I really appreciate your help and expertise!

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2 thoughts on “Where to collect fish and coral in the Florida Keys?

  1. I think I would rather the sea stayed as it is and you bought farmed frags like any other responsible aquarist. You want to travel to my state to take away wildlife and you want us to tell you where to get it from

    er no

    It is unlawful to harvest, possess, land, purchase, sell, or exchange the following species:
    Longbill Spearfish, Mediterranean Spearfish, Roundscale Spearfish, Nassau Grouper, Goliath Grouper (Jewfish), Sawfish, Atlantic Angel Shark, Bigeye Sixgill Shark, Bigeye Thresher Shark, Bignose Shark, Caribbean Reef Shark, Dusky Shark, Galapagos Shark, Longfin Mako Shark, Narrowtooth Shark, Night Shark, Puffer fish (harvest prohibited in Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties), Sevengill Shark, Sixgill Shark, Smalltail Shark, Basking Shark, Whale Shark, Spotted Eagle Ray, Sturgeon, White Shark, Sand Tiger Shark, Bigeye Sand Tiger Shark, Manta Ray, Spiny Dogfish, Longspine Urchin, Stony, Hard and Fire Corals, Sea Fans, Florida Queen Conch and Bahama Starfish. Harvest of live rock in state waters is prohibited.

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