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  • FWC sets 2020 Gulf County bay scallop season

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 -  Opens Aug. 16, 2020, and remains open through Sept. 24, 2020, closing Sept. 25.
  • FWC sets 2020 Gulf County bay scallop season

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2020 bay scallop season in Gulf County (including St. Joseph Bay) via Executive Order to open Aug. 16, 2020, and remain open through Sept. 24, 2020, closing Sept. 25.
  • Blackfin tuna and shortfin mako changes effective Jan. 1, 2020

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -  Starting Jan. 1, 2020, several saltwater fishing regulation changes will take effect including new rules on blackfin tuna and shortfin mako.
  • Recreational blue crab trap registration required starting Jan. 1, 2020

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -  Starting Jan. 1, 2020, recreational harvesters age 16 and older who fish with blue crab traps will need to complete an online, no-cost recreational blue crab trap registration before placing their traps in the water. A similar requirement has been in effect for recreational stone crab traps since Oct. 15.
  • Several grouper closures start Jan. 1 in Gulf and Atlantic waters

    Monday, December 16, 2019 -  Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2020.
  • FWC approves changes to spotted seatrout rules

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 -  At its meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several rule changes for spotted seatrout. Spotted seatrout are one of Florida’s most popular inshore fisheries. Based on the results of a recent stock assessment and after hearing concerns from anglers, FWC worked with stakeholders to create a suite of regulatory changes that would benefit the spotted seatrout as well as continue to provide quality fishing opportunities.
  • Lane snapper closing Dec. 13-31 in Gulf state and federal waters

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -  Lane snapper will close Dec. 13-31 in Gulf of Mexico state waters.
  • Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -  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, 2020, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.
  • Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

    Friday, November 22, 2019 -  Will remain closed through Feb. 29, 2020, reopening to harvest March 1, 2020.
  • Greater amberjack closes Nov. 1 in Gulf state waters

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -  The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes Nov. 1 and will remain closed through April 30, 2020. The season is scheduled to reopen May 1-31, 2020.