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Grouper, Red

Additional Information

Regulation Boundary:

Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

Required License(s):

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.


Excellent, but large individuals may contain ciguatera toxin and elevated mercury levels.

Here's an excellent Red Grouper Catch, Clean, Cook by Deer Meat for Dinner


Epinephelus morio
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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2Bag Limit
20"Min Size
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