New Hogfish Regs Coming Up

FS DavidFS David Posts: 296 Deckhand
I've included one of my all-time favorite hogfish photos with the news. It's a classic shot, taken in Key Largo. It appeared in Florida Sportsman in the past year.

For about a year, we've been waiting for the new hogfish regulations to take effect, and now they're about to start.
The changes are to protect the stocks, and it's going to be tough in Atlantic waters, where there will be a reduction from 5 to 1 hogfish and a season. Lionfish, anyone?



Action: Regulations changes in state and federal waters effective Aug. 24

Information: Starting Aug. 24, several changes to hogfish management will go into effect in state and federal waters. Approved changes include:

Lowering the Atlantic recreational daily bag limit from five to one fish per harvester

Setting an Atlantic recreational harvest season of May 1 through Oct. 31

Increasing the Atlantic recreational and commercial minimum size limit from 12 to 16 inches fork length

Increasing the Gulf recreational and commercial minimum size limit from 12 to 14 inches fork length

Setting the minimum importation and sale size limit to 14 inches fork length statewide.

For more information:

Search Hogfish on MyFWC.com
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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 8,642 Admiral
    :huh
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 8,642 Admiral
    was that girl even 18?
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
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