Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
Beginning July 1, 2020, anglers intending to land this species in Florida are required to sign up as a Florida State Reef Fish Angler if they fish from a private recreational boat and are 16 years of age and older. To sign up, call 1-888-347-4356.
Recreational harvest of red grouper in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) will close at 12:01 am, local time, on September 15, 2021 and will reopen on January 1, 2022. For more info, see 2021 Red Grouper Closure
Closed Feb. 1 thru Mar. 31 when fishing beyond the 20-fathom break.
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