FWC Opens More Fishing Opportunities

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made changes to the recreational fishing seasons of Gulf Red Snapper, several species of Gulf grouper and Atlantic vermilion snapper at there September 5, 2013 meeting.

The FWC approved an…

Oct. 1-21, 2013 supplemental recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters. Federal fishery managers are analyzing data and may open a supplemental red snapper season in Gulf federal waters. They will make an announcement within the next few weeks.

Eliminated a Feb. 1 – March 31, 2014 recreational season closure affecting several species of grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters. Affected Grouper species include black, red, red hind, rock hind, scamp, yellowfin and yellowmouth. The Feb. 1 – March 31 closure in federal waters was recently removed in waters shoreward of 20 fathoms or about 120 feet deep.

Eliminated a Nov. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 recreational season closure for vermilion snapper in Atlantic state waters. Vermilion snapper populations have improved since 2008 thanks to successful state and federal fishery management. A 2012 stock assessment revealed that bag limit reductions and the five-month closed season has successfully rebuilt Atlantic vermillion snapper numbers.

State waters extend 9 nautical miles from shore into the Gulf and 3 nautical miles from shore into the Atlantic. Federal waters extend out another 200 nautical miles from where state waters end. The season eliminations will align state regulations with federal regulations.

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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