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  • Cobia: Staff have heard concerns about cobia in recent years and is collecting public input on this fishery. Attend a workshop or comment online.
  • FWC Commission meeting marine fisheries items to be discussed April 19-20 in Tallahassee. Topics include Gulf red snapper, 4-county region gag grouper, Warren Bayou in Bay County, king mackerel, lionfish and more. More information. External Website
  • Red snapperFWC approved a 78-day recreational season in state waters at April Commisson meeting. The approved season will be: 

    • Open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting the first Saturday in May.
    • Daily starting the Saturday before Memorial Day through Sunday following Independence Day.
    • Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, plus Labor Day.
  • Greater amberjackThe recreational season for greater amberjack is closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, 2017. 
  • Flounder, Sheepshead, Tripletail: FWC staff gathering public input. Submit your feedback online today at

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