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FWC approves several changes to reef fish regulations

At its May meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved forward with several changes to reef fish regulations.

Starting July 1, 2019, the following changes will be in effect:

A restricted species endorsement and a federal permit to commercially harvest blueline tilefish will be required.

The minimum size limit for commercial harvest of almaco jack will be 20 inches fork length in Atlantic state waters,

There will no longer be a 12-inch commercial and recreational minimum size limit for blackfin, queen and silk snapper statewide.

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