Atlantic vermilion snapper and southern Fla. spotted seatrout seasons close Nov. 1
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The recreational harvest seasons for vermilion
snapper in Atlantic coastal waters off Florida and spotted seatrout
in southern Florida waters will close on Nov. 1. These
closures are intended to reduce overfishing and increase the
population of vermilion snapper in the Atlantic and help maintain
the abundance of spotted seatrout in Florida waters.
All recreational harvest and possession of
vermilion snapper is prohibited in Atlantic state and federal
waters off Florida from Nov. 1 until April 1.
For spotted seatrout, all harvest and possession of
these fish is prohibited from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 in all waters
south of the Flagler/Volusia counties line in the Atlantic and
south of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred
Howard Park Causeway, which is about 1.17 miles south of the
Pinellas/Pasco counties line in the Gulf of Mexico.
The recreational harvest of spotted seatrout in
northeast and northwest Florida waters will remain open until
More information on the management of saltwater
fishing in Florida is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing.