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General Snappers Regulations:
- Within state waters of the Atlantic and Gulf, the snapper aggregate bag limit is 10 fish per harvester unless the species rule specifies that it is not included in the aggregate. This means that a harvester can retain a total of 10 snappers in any combination of species. Exceptions are noted below.
- If no season information is included, the species is open year-round.
- Atlantic grouper regulations apply to all state waters of the Atlantic and all state waters off Monroe County (Gulf and Atlantic sides).
- Atlantic grouper aggregate bag limit is 3 fish, which means that no harvester shall retain more than 3 Atlantic groupers in any combination of species.
- Gulf grouper regulations apply to all state waters of the Gulf except off Monroe County (where Atlantic rules apply).
- Gulf grouper aggregate bag limit is 4 fish which means that no harvester can retain more than 4 Gulf grouper in any combination of species.
- Zero bag limit for captain and crew of for-hire vessels applies to gag, black, and red grouper only.
- If no season information is provided, the species is open year-round.
All art: © Diane Rome Peebles, except snowy grouper (Duane Raver)
Other Reef Fish (If no season information is provided, the species is open year-round)
All art: © Diane Rome Peebles, except golden tilefish (Duane Raver); lionfish (FWC)
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.
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