Florida grouper regulations:
The FWC approved new Florida grouper regulations on February 10, 2016. The new rules apply to black and gag grouper in the Gulf waters of Florida. The minimum size limit for recreational harvest has been set at 24 inches. Check out MYFWC for the complete list of regulations.
The minimum size is the same for both black and gag grouper, because anglers often confused the two species for each other. The new rules should be in place by June 1, 2016. The FWC will officially announce these rules in the near future.
Tell us what you think of these rules by commenting below. Enjoy those grouper sandwiches! Just keep enough to eat a fresh meal, but let others go to fight another day. This will allow our kids to enjoy the great feeling of catching their meal as well. I’m getting hungry just thinking of that grouper sandwich!
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