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IndianoutlawIndianoutlaw Senior MemberNaples, FLPosts: 550 Officer
When will the four per harvester be implemented for Red Grouper?


  • IndianoutlawIndianoutlaw Senior Member Naples, FLPosts: 550 Officer
    For Clarification, in the Gulf? And will the grouper aggregate be increased as well to allow catches of black, gag, scamp, etc?
  • DougDoug Senior Member Ellenton, FLPosts: 172 Deckhand
    as of right now you can keep 4 Red grouper per person but 4 total grouper agg
  • Fintastic.IncFintastic.Inc Senior Member Posts: 251 Deckhand
    Gulf of Mexico Grouper Management

    **NEW** Gag and Red Grouper Commission Update:
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to change how red grouper and gag grouper are managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters at the November 2011 commission meeting. The following changes will be made soon:
    Gag grouper will remain closed in Gulf of Mexico state waters through March 31, 2012.
    The red grouper bag limit in Gulf of Mexico state waters will increase from 2 to 4 fish starting Dec. 30, 2011.
    Visit or scroll down to learn more.
    Lagerhead Fishing Team
    Team Cabo Loco
  • DougDoug Senior Member Ellenton, FLPosts: 172 Deckhand
    funny they said on the regs page you can keep 4 well before that date a sneaky way to generate revenue thru fines?
  • dwarddward Member Prior Lake MN / Isles of Capri FLPosts: 30 Deckhand
    Below is from the FWC site............the increased limit started earlier in Federal waters. Don't know how many keeper Reds can be caught inside of 9 miles in Nov and Dec, as I've never caught any that close in the winter. But as I fish from Marco, and given how close the north side of Monroe county is to Marco, how do you identify the Collier/Monroe county border from shore out to 9 miles?

    "The recreational red grouper bag limit for Gulf of Mexico federal waters was increased Nov. 2, 2011, from two to four fish in the four-fish grouper aggregate bag limit.
    The FWC Commissioners increased the red grouper bag limit from two fish to four fish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) at the November meeting. The new rule took effect on December 30, 2011."
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