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Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

News Release

Monday, August 27, 2018

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-544-4216 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will be open for harvest Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.

The season for all other Gulf state and federal waters is June 1 through Dec. 31.

The minimum size limit for gag grouper is 24 inches total length, and the daily bag limit is two fish per harvester within the four-fish grouper aggregate bag limit. Charter captains and crew have a zero bag limit.

Learn more at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Recreational Regulations” and “Groupers.”



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