Atlantic Grouper

    Florida Regulations:

         Closed season**: Jan. 1-April 30
    Capt/Crew: charter captain/crew - zero bag limit

    * Note: Gear rules require dehooking tools to be used in the Atlantic reef fish fishery

    **Closed season in Atlantic waters applies to the following grouper species Gag, Black,
    Red, Scamp, Rock Hind, Red Hind, Coney, Grasby, Yellowfin, Yellowmouth, and Tiger.

    State Reef Fish Rule, 68B-14, F.A.C.

    New Federal Rules for Grouper, Tilefish, and Snapper

    The 240-foot closure prohibiting the harvest and retention of snowy grouper, blueline
    tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper and silk snapper caught in
    South Atlantic federal waters deeper than 240 feet was repealed May 10, 2012, by NOAA
    Fisheries Service.

    This closure was a part of Amendment 17B, which took effect January 31, 2011.

    Reef Fish Gear Rules

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building
    620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL
    32399-1600 • (850) 488-4676
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Minimum Size Limit
24" TL
20" TL
Daily Bag Limit*
up to 1 Gag or Black
within the 3 grouper
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