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Dolphinfish/Mahi-Mahi

At their March 2022 meeting, FWC approved changes to the recreational dolphinfish fishery in Atlantic state waters. Effective May 1, 2022, the recreational bag limit will be reduced from 10 to 5 fish per person in Atlantic state waters and the private recreational vessel limit will be reduced from 60 to 30 fish per vessel in Atlantic state waters.

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Dolphin fish

Gulf State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: None

Daily Bag Limit: 10 per person or 60 per vessel, whichever is less

Atlantic State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: 20" fork length

Daily Private Recreational Bag limit: 5 fish per person, or 30 fish per vessel, whichever is less.

Daily For-hire Recreational Bag limit: 5 fish per person. Vessel limit is limited to the number of customers fishing multiplied by bag limit.

 

Other Regulations

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: hook and line, spearing
  • Captain and crew are prohibited from retaining a bag limit

 

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