Snook harvest is still prohibited
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that it closed the harvest season
for snook in Atlantic waters, which usually begins on Feb. 1.
The FWC issued an executive order on Jan. 15 that temporarily
extends closed harvest seasons for snook statewide until Sept. 1 to
protect snook populations that have been affected by the recent
prolonged cold weather in Florida.
The order, which took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan.
16, provides that no person may harvest or possess snook in state
and federal waters off Florida until September. Anglers may
still catch and release snook during the closure, and the FWC
encourages everyone to handle and release these fish carefully to
help ensure their survival upon release.
For more information regarding the FWC's executive
order for snook, see the Jan. 15 news release at