Grouper, Black

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Minimum Size Limit

Grouper, Black    S 24” Monroe County & Atlantic,  22” Gulf excluding Monroe County GOM 22” SA 24”

Closed Season

S  Atlantic & Monroe County-Jan1-April 30  Gulf closed Feb1-March 31 SA Jan-April

Daily Recreational Bag Limit

S  1 per person per day Atlantic & Monroe County, 4 per person per day Gulf excl. Monroe County. GOM 4 per person in aggregate of all groupers SA No more than one black or gag grouper (but not both) included in 3 grouper per person.

Remarks

S  No more than1 fish may be Gag or Black Grouper, either individually or in combination in Atlantic & Monroe County.  Included within the 3 per harvester per day (Atlantic & Monroe County) and 4 per harvester per day (Gulf excluding Monroe County) Grouper aggregate bag limit.  Zero daily bag and possession limit for captain & crew on for-hire vessels. GOM For-hire captain & crew prohibited from retaining bag limits of any grouper while under charter.   Federally permitted for hire reef fish vessels must comply with the more restrictive of federal or state reef fish regulations when fishing for reef fish in state waters.


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