Closed season**: Jan. 1-April 30
* Note: Gear rules require dehooking tools to be used in the Atlantic reef fish fishery
**Closed season in Atlantic waters applies to the following grouper species Gag, Black,
Red, Scamp, Rock Hind, Red Hind, Coney, Grasby, Yellowfin, Yellowmouth, and Tiger.
State Reef Fish Rule, 68B-14, F.A.C.
New Federal Rules for Grouper, Tilefish, and Snapper
The 240-foot closure prohibiting the harvest and retention of snowy grouper, blueline
tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper and silk snapper caught in
South Atlantic federal waters deeper than 240 feet was repealed May 10, 2012, by NOAA
This closure was a part of Amendment 17B, which took effect January 31, 2011.
Reef Fish Gear Rules
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