Issued: July 2014
Regulations apply to state waters of the Gulf and Atlantic
(please visit: MyFWC.com/Fishing/Saltwater/Recreational for the most current regulations)
Must remain in whole condition (removal of gills and guts allowed).
Measured as total length. Total length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed together while the fish is lying on its side.
■State regulations apply in federal waters.
●Additional gear rules apply, please see: MyFWC.com
THarvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait.
FWC – Division of Marine Fisheries Management, 2590 Executive Center Circle East, Tallahassee, FL 32301Phone: 850-487-0554
This publication is provided as a guide to Florida fishing laws and regulations. The Florida Administrative Code is the final authority on fishing laws. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) strives to ensure information in this booklet is accurate, but assumes no liability for any errors that occur in this publication.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.