Permit Season Closure Starts April 1 

The spawning Permit season closure inside the Special Permit Zone in south Florida starts April 1. This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast, and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast including all of the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay south of Rickenbacker Causeway. Permit will reopen inside the Special Permit Zone on Aug. 1. 

Permit Pompano Collage

Florida Pompano: Trachinotus carolinus

African Pompano: Alectis ciliaris

Permit: Trachinotus falcatus

 

Regulations (state and federal waters unless noted)

Minimum Size Limit: 11″ fork length

Daily Bag Limit: 6 per harvester

Season: Open year-round Except in the Pompano Endorsement Zone.

The spawning season closure for permit season inside the Special Permit Zone in south Florida starts April 1. This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast, and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast including all of the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay south of Rickenbacker Causeway. Permit season will reopen inside the Special Permit Zone on Aug. 1. 

Gear: Hook and line, cast net and beach or haul seine only

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.

Pompano Endorsement Zone (PEZ)

Pompano spz

The Pompano Endorsement Zone (PEZ)  is a zone created that allows commercial fishermen who hold a pompano endorsement (PE) to use gill nets legally for pompano in federal waters off Florida. This zone is from federal waters lying between 25°09′ North Latitude (Cape Sable) and 26°00′ North Latitude (Hurricane Pass in Collier County) in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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