Ebooks Marine Life Series By Tim Grollimund / 06/04/2017 Share Tweet Share Share A Marine Life Series Column about hogfish, and the challenges that the species faces as a sustainable fishery Smashwords "Hogfish got their name because they root around the sea floor, like a hog roots around the barnyard. They are opportunistic feeders, like their barnyard counterparts, but feed mostly on crabs and mollusks. We have three species here: Spanish, spotfin and the big kahuna, Lachnolaimus maximus.I have been following the size limit discussions for the last several years, and I have to agree with some of the spearos. They don’t want the size limit bumped up to eighteen inches. I have seen some discussions on a fourteen to sixteen inch change. I have only seen a few hogfish that would meet the new size limit - and I’m not telling any spearos where they are!To me the essential point is this: if we don’t increase the size limit and let them grow another year or two, the chances of maintaining a sustainable fishery may be a huge issue in the future."