FWC - Harvest of Red Grouper and Lane Snapper Re-Opens in Gulf State Waters January 1
Florida - Saturday December 31, 2022: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that the harvest of red grouper and lane snapper will re-open in Gulf state waters on January 1, 2023, after early season closures.
The State Reef Fish Survey provides the FWC with a clearer picture of stock health and the Commission is advising fishers to make sure that they are signed up as a State Reef Fish Angler. This designation is required for recreational anglers and spearfishers who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish species from a private vessel in Florida.
The FWC is committed to collecting critical recreational harvest fishing data to inform management of popular reef fish, including red grouper.
To learn more about the State Reef Fish Survey, visit MyFWC.com/SRFS.
For more information on recreational regulations for red grouper, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations,” “Reef Fish” and then “Grouper.
For more information on recreational lane snapper regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations,” “Reef Fish” and then “Snapper.”
You can also download the Fish Rules App to keep up to date on current fishing regulations while on the water.