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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

News Release

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2016, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season.

Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2016.

This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times such as cold weather.

For more information on snook, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations.”

Interested in snook research and management? Attend the 2016 Snook Symposium Jan. 13 in Orlando. Learn more about how to register at MyFWC.com/Snook2016.

Keep up-to-date on Snook Symposium news and changes by signing up for email updates at MyFWC.com/News and clicking on “Get FWC News Automatically.”



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