Gag grouper season to close in Gulf of Mexico state waters

 
After
a two month season, the 2011 open recreational harvest season for gag grouper
in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will close Wednesday,
Nov.16. The final day of harvesting is Tuesday, Nov. 15.

At the April 2011 meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), Commissioners voted to close the gag grouper season in Gulf
state waters for the rest of the year with the exception of the fall harvest
season in an effort to become consistent with similar pending federal
management efforts. As a result of that meeting, gag grouper closed in Gulf
state waters on June 1.

In state and federal Atlantic waters (including Monroe County), the
recreational season remains open through Jan. 1, 2012.

Federal fisheries managers are working to put new management guidelines in
place to rebuild the population of gag grouper, which is considered to be
overfished and undergoing overfishing in Gulf waters. Temporary changes in 2011
federal management efforts also included a year-long gag grouper recreational
harvest closure in Gulf of Mexico federal waters (beyond nine nautical miles
from shore) with the exception of the Sept. 16 through Nov. 15 open season.

At the next Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Key
Largo on Nov. 16, Commissioners will consider approving more proposed measures
affecting gag grouper in Gulf state waters to continue becoming consistent with
federal management efforts.

More information on Gulf gag grouper and upcoming rule changes the available
online at MyFWC.com/Commission
by clicking on “Commission Meetings” and “Agenda.”
 

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