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Grouper harvest closes in all Atlantic, Monroe Co. waters Jan. 1

News Release

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Media contact: Wendy Dial, 850-488-9477

The recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers (including gag grouper, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper and tiger grouper) is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30 in all state and federal Atlantic Ocean waters and Monroe County state waters off Florida.

This annual harvest season closure is intended to help reduce overfishing of grouper in the Atlantic.

For more information on the management of grouper, go to (click on "Fishing - Saltwater"), or call 850-487-0554.

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