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Atlantic vermilion snapper recreational season opens April 1

News Release

Monday, March 29, 2010

Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554

The recreational harvest season for vermilion snapper in Atlantic Ocean waters off Florida opens on April 1.  Recreational fishing for vermilion snapper has been closed in Atlantic state and federal waters since Nov. 1 to reduce overfishing and help increase the population of vermilion snapper.

The minimum size limit for vermilion snapper in Atlantic waters is 12 inches total length.  Anglers may take up to five vermilion snapper daily in Atlantic waters; however, the captain and crew of for-hire vessels may not keep the daily limit.

People can find more information regarding Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission vermilion snapper saltwater fishing regulations online at MyFWC.com/Rules, click on "Fishing - Saltwater."



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