Florida Keys Fishing Rule Changes For January 1

There are many fishing regulations taking effect January 1. Below are some that affect Florida Keys Fishing from the FWC. Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. … Read more

FWC Sets New Barracuda Size Limits for South Florida

At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits. These changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only and include: Creating a recreational and commercial slot limit of 15 to 36 inches fork … Read more

FWC Barracuda Meeting in September

A final decision on new rule to protect barracuda in South Florida goes to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Barracuda, a popular catch for Florida Keys flats fishermen and a familiar sight to Keys divers and flats fishermen, currently lack harvest limits that safeguard the populations … Read more

Harvest Limits Coming for Barracuda

BY KEVIN WADLOW Barracuda are toothy predators. New rules governing their harvest are coming. New commercial and recreational bag limits for barracuda passed a first hearing of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the board’s Sarasota session. “A pretty broad swath of the recreational-fishing community showed up and everybody was on board … Read more