FWC News Release
February 12, 2008
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The recreational and commercial harvest of red, gag and black grouper in Gulf of Mexico federal waters is prohibited from Feb. 15 until March 15. Federal waters extend beyond 9 nautical miles offshore of Florida in the Gulf.
The commercial harvest of red, gag and black grouper in Gulf state waters inside the 9-nautical-mile line is also prohibited during this period.
However, the recreational harvest of red, gag and black grouper is still allowed in Gulf state waters under existing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission bag and size limit regulations.