Grouper, Gag

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Minimum Size Limit

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

Closed Season

S Closed Jan1 - April 30 Monroe Co. and closed Dec 3 - June 30 in state waters of Gulf of Mexico excluding Monroe County. GOM Closes Dec. 3 2013 - June 30, 2014 SA Closed Jan 1 - April 30

Daily Recreational Bag Limit

S  1 per person per day Atlantic & Monroe County; 2 per person per day Gulf. GOM No more than 2 gag grouper per person (counts as part of the 4 grouper aggregate bag limit). 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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