The great barracuda is a large, predatory fish targeted for sport, food, and bait. Individuals exhibit varying behaviors in movement. While some fish are resident, meaning they reside in the same area throughout the year, others move great distances and are not loyal to any particular location. The residency behavior of some individuals makes barracuda vulnerable to localized depletion, particularly on reefs and wrecks that are commonly visited by fishermen.
FWC photo by Katie Johnson