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We’ve been working on
developing some different grouper management options and we’d like you to let
us know which of the possible options suit you best, and why.
the recreational 2013 gag season and bag limit. We are not reducing the amount of gag that can be harvested, we are simply considering different season and bag options at the request of fishermen and the State of Florida.
gag regulations are:
- Open season
from July 1 through October 31
- 2 fish bag
season provides the most fishing days, fishermen have asked us to consider
shifting the season to days when there is greater demand for gag fishing. We’re
also considering a 1-fish bag limit to increase the number of fishing days
reconsidering the February through March shallow-water grouper closed season.
grouper regulations are:
- Closed season
February 1 – March 31 for gag, red grouper, black grouper, yellowmouth grouper,
scamp, and yellowfin grouper
Changes in grouper
management and changes to fish stocks have led fishermen and scientists to
question the need for the shallow-water grouper closure. We’re considering whether
we should remove or modify this closed season, and we’d like your input.
bit more about the possible changes, read this guide and/or watch this short
to us, and we hope you can join us at one of these public hearings:
October 15, 2012
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management decisions. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.