Florida Spear fishing fish Id

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    • GROUPER, GAG
    •  Atlantic/Monroe County - 24", Gulf - 22"
    • Closed season:      Atlantic/Monroe County Jan. 1 to Apr. 30.
    • Atlantic/Monroe County: 1 per harvester per day.      Included with 3 per harvester per day grouper      aggregate bag limit. No more than one       fish may be Black Grouper or Gag, either      individually or in a combination.      Gulf: - 2 per harvester per day.      Included with 4 per harvester per day grouper      aggregate bag limit.
    • GROUPER, BLACK
    • Minimum size limit (total length):      Atlantic/Monroe County - 24", Gulf - 22"Closed season:      Atlantic/Monroe County Jan. 1 to Apr. 30.      Gulf - Feb. 1 to Mar. 31Daily recreation bag limit:      Atlantic/Monroe County: 1 per harvester per day.      Included with 3 per harvester per day grouper      aggregate bag limit. No more than one       fish may be Black Grouper or Gag, either      individually or in a combination.      Gulf: - 4 per harvester per day.      Included with 4 per harvester per day grouper      aggregate bag limit.
    • GROUPER, GOLIATH  NO SPEARING
    • Remarks: It is illegal to harvest, land, puchase, sell or exchange goliath grouper.
    • GROUPER, NASSAU    NO SPEARING
    • Remarks: It is illegal to harvest, land, puchase, sell or exchange nassau grouper.
    • GROUPER, RED
    • Minimum size limit (total length): All waters - 20"
    • Closed season:      Atlantic/Monroe County Jan. 1 to Apr. 30.      Gulf - Feb. 1 to Mar 31
    • Daily recreation bag limit:      Atlantic/Monroe County: 3 per harvester per day.      Included with 3 per harvester per day grouper      aggregate bag limit.      Gulf: - 4 per harvester per day      Included with 4 per harvester per day grouper      aggregate bag limit.
    • HOGFISH
    • Minimum size limit (fork length): 12"
    • Closed season: NoneDaily recreation bag limit: 5 per harvester per day

    Remarks: Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact)
    • LIONFISH
    • Remarks: This species is not regulated in Florida state waters. Recreational divers using a pole spear, a Hawaiian Sling, a handheld net or any spearing device that is specifically designed and marketed exclusively for lionfish do not need a license to harvest these fish. Anglers who catch lionfish with a hook and line or as bycatch in other legal gear need to have a recreational fishing license to take lionfish. A lionfish removal permitis required to harvest lionfish in the no-take zones of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Permits are issued by the Sanctuary following training given by the Sanctuary and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF).
  1. NO SPEAR FISHING

    • POMPANO, AFRICAN
    • Minimum size limit (fork length): 24" fork
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 2 per harvester per day
    • Remarks: Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). State regulations apply in federal waters. Hook and line only. Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait. Vessel restriction of no more than 2 African pompano.
    • PERMIT   SPEAR IN FEDERAL WATER ONLY
    • Minimum size limit (fork length):      Inside Special Permit Zone (SPZ): 22"      Outside SPZ: 11"
    • Maximum size limit (fork length):      Inside SPZ: None      Outside SPZ: 22"Closed season:      Inside SPZ: May 1 to July 31      Outside SPZ: NoneDaily recreation bag limit:      Inside SPZ: 1 per harvester per day      Outside SPZ: 2 per harvester per dayRemarks: For more information about the new permit regulations and the Special Permit Zone (SPZ), visitFWC's Permit and Pompano page. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). State regulations apply in federal waters. Hook and line only in state waters. Hook and line and spearing allowed in federal waters. Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait.      Inside SPZ: Vessel restriction of no more than      2 permit.      Outside SPZ: May possess 1 over 22" fork length      included in the per person bag limit. Vessel      restriction of no more that 2 over 22" fork length
  2. Permit & Pompano
    • RED DRUM (Redfish)   NO SPEARING
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 18"
    • Maximum size limit (total length): 27"
    • Closed season: NoneDaily recreation bag limit: 1 per harvester per day
    • Remarks: Gigging, spearing, snatching prohibited. Harvest in federal waters also prohibited. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait.
    • SNOOK     NO SPEARING
    • Minimum size limit (total length): All waters - 28"
    • Maximum size limit (total length):      Gulf/Monroe County/Everglades NP - 33"      Atlantic - 32"
    • Closed season:       Gulf/Monroe County/Everglades NP - through Aug. 31, 2013      Atlantic - Dec. 15 to Jan. 31, June 1 to Aug. 31
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 1 per harvester per dayRemarks: Snook permit required for harvest when saltwater license required. State regulations apply in federal waters. Illegal to buy or sell snook. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Snatch hooks and spearing prohibited. Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait.
    • SNAPPER, GRAY (Mangrove)
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 10"
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 5 per harvester per day
    • Remarks: Included within 10 per harvester per day snapper aggregate bag limit. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact).
    • SNAPPER, LANE
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 8"
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit:       Atlantic: 10 per harvester per day      Gulf: - None.
    • Remarks: Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Additional gear rules apply. Included within 10 per harvester per day snapper aggregate bag limit in all Altantic waters.
    • SNAPPER, MUTTON
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 16"
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: NoneRemarks: Included within 10 per harvester per day snapper aggregate bag limit. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact)
    • SNAPPER, YELLOWTAIL
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 12"
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: None
    • Remarks: Included within 10 per harvester per day snapper aggregate bag limit. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact).
    • SNOOK    NO SPEARING
    • Minimum size limit (total length): All waters - 28"
    • Maximum size limit (total length):      Gulf/Monroe County/Everglades NP - 33"      Atlantic - 32"
    • Closed season:       Gulf/Monroe County/Everglades NP - through Aug. 31, 2013      
    • Atlantic - Dec. 15 to Jan. 31, June 1 to Aug. 31
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 1 per harvester per day
    • Remarks: Snook permit required for harvest when saltwater license required. State regulations apply in federal waters. Illegal to buy or sell snook. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Snatch hooks and spearing prohibited. Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait.
    • NO SPEARING
    • SPOTTED SEATROUT (Speckled Seatrout)
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 15"Maximum size limit (total length): 20" (one fish may be greater than 20" per person)
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 4 per harvester per day in Southwest and Southeast Regions
    • Remarks: Southwest region includes state waters lying south of the and west of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway to the Miami-Dade - Monroe County line on the Atlantic Ocean. The Southwest Region includes waters north of the Miami-Dade - Monroe County line to the Flagler - Volusia County line. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait.
    • TARPON    NO SPEARING
    • Minimum size limit: None
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 2 fish possession limit
    • Remarks: Requires $50 tarpon tag to possess or harvest. Snatching and spearing prohibited.
    • TRIPLETAIL
    • Minimum size limit (total length): 15"
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 2 per harvester per day
    • Remarks: Hook and line gear only. No snatch hooks. Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjuction with live or dead bait.
    • TRIGGERFISH, GRAY
    • Minimum size limit (fork length):      Atlantic - 12", Gulf - 14"
    • Closed season: None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: None
    • Remarks: Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). Additional gear rules apply. Triggerfish, except Gray and Ocean, have landing and live well requirements.
    • TUNA, BLACKFIN
    • Remarks: This species is not regulated in Florida state waters.
    • Federal: 27" min curved
    • Eviscerated headed (must keep one pect. fin)
    • TUNA, LITTLE TUNNY
    • Remarks: This species is not regulated in Florida state waters.
    • Federal: 27" min curved, Eviscerated headed (must keep one pect. fin)
    • WAHOOMinimum size limit: None
    • Maximum size limit: None
    • Closed season:None
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 2 per harvester per day

    Remarks: Fish must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads, fins, and tails intact). To sell or exceed the daily bag limit, follow
    • SPINY LOBSTER
    • Minimum size limit: 3" carapace (measured in the water. The possession and use of a measuring device is required at all times)
    • Open season: Regular season - Aug. 6 to Mar. 31      Sport season - Open last consecutive       Wed. and Thurs.in JulyDaily recreation bag limit: Regular season 6 per person per day      Sport season - 6 per person per day in Biscayne National Park and Monroe County, 12 per person per day in other waters.
    • Possesion limit:     Regular season - On water, equal to daily bag limit     Sport season - On water, equal to the daily bag     limit. Off water, equal to the daily bag limit on the      first day, and double the daily bag limit on the      second day.
    • Remarks: Local regulations may be in effect. For more information about lobster regulations, visitFWC's Spiny Lobster regulation page.Recreational trapping prohibited. Spiny lobster permit required when recreational license required. Harvest of egg-bearing females prohibited.
    • STONE CRAB
    • Minimum size limit: 2 3/4" claw
    • Closed season: May 16 to Oct. 14
    • Daily recreation bag limit: 1 gallon claws per harvester or 2 gallons per vessel, whichever is less.
    • Remarks: 5 traps maximum. Trap requirements apply. Illegal to possess whole crab. Harvest of egg-bearing crabs prohibited.
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  15. Strawberry Grouper.  Also called Red Hind, the Strawberry is found throughout the Bahamas and south Florida including the Florida Keys.  A very aggressive feeder, it can be found mainly on the reef in depths of less than 100 feet.  Growing to usually 2 to 4 pounds, this type of grouper is especially good to eat.
    • Recreational:Size limit 12" TL
    • 5 per person bag limit. 

    Physical description:Vermilion snapper have streamlined bodies, are pale to silver white below and vermilion above. Narrow yellow-gold streaks, some horozontal and others oblique, occur below the lateral line. The dorsal fin is rosy colored with a yellow margin. The caudal fin is red , but has a faint black margin.Biological description:The vermilion snapper is found in tropical waters of the western Atlantic from Cape Hatteras to southeastern Brazil, including Bermuda, the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico. The preferred habitat is irregular reeflike bottom in waters ranging in depth from 80-350 feet. In some areas, the species is replaced by its close relative, the yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus, which occupies the same type of habitat. All vermilion snapper are mature at 2 years of age and 7.9" total length.  Multiple spawning is characteristic of the species, taking place from April to September. Vermilion snapper can reach lengths up to 24 inches, feeding on small animals found high in the water column.

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