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FWC approved regulation changes for the cobia fishery in Florida state waters. These changes went into effect July 1, 2022.

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Cobia

Gulf and Atlantic State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: 36” fork length

Daily Bag Limit: 1 per day or 2 per vessel, whichever is less

Federal Waters Regulations

Gulf: Minimum Size Limit: 36 inches fork length, Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person

Atlantic (including Atlantic waters off Monroe County): Minimum Size Limit: 33 inches fork length, Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person

Other Regulations

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: spears, gigs, hook and line, seine, cast net

 


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