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Atlantic snook to close in state, federal waters

News Release

Friday, May 24, 2013

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes June 1.

Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will decide at its June meeting in Lakeland whether to allow the Gulf snook harvest to reopen Sept. 1.

State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from shore to 9 nautical miles.

Seasonal harvest closures protect Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future.

Learn more about recreational fishing at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater” and “Recreational Regulations.”



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