The Florida Fish and Wildlife Comission voted in there June, 2012 meeting to remove the Roundscale Spearfish from Florida’s list of prohibited species. The new rule became effective July 1, 2012. It removes the no harvest prohibition and establishes a 66 inch lower jaw fork length. It also includes roundscale spearfish in the one fish per person harvest limit for non-prohibited billfish. There is no bag limit or vessel limit for roundscale spearfish in federal waters of the Atlantic. The season will close in this reagon when 250 roundscale spearfish have been harvested. Roundscale spearfish, like all billfish, are considerde a Highly Migratory Species and requires a HMS permit to harvest. All HMS landings must also be reported by phone or via the web to the federal reporting system. For further information, please visit www.hmspermits.gov.
Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Charter Fishing in Fort Lauderdale