Grouper harvest closes in all Atlantic, Monroe Co. waters Jan. 1
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Media contact: Wendy Dial, 850-488-9477
The recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water
groupers (including gag grouper, black grouper, red grouper, scamp,
red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth
grouper and tiger grouper) is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April
30 in all state and federal Atlantic Ocean waters and Monroe County
state waters off Florida.
This annual harvest season closure is intended to help reduce
overfishing of grouper in the Atlantic.
For more information on the management of grouper, go to
MyFWC.com/Rules (click on "Fishing - Saltwater"), or call