At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the creation of new regulations for spot and Atlantic croaker in state waters from the Florida-Georgia border through Miami-Dade County.
The following changes for the Atlantic coast of Florida will go into effect Dec. 1, 2021:
Establishing a daily recreational bag limit of 50 fish per person for each species.
Establishing the following commercial vessel limits
Spot: 2,200 pounds.
Atlantic croaker: 1,200 pounds.
There have been recent coastwide declines in abundance and harvest of spot and Atlantic croaker. The approved changes are part of a coastwide, multi-state conservation strategy for Atlantic stocks of these species.
View the Commission meeting agenda and documents at MyFWC.com/Commission by clicking on “Commission Meetings” and the agenda under “Oct. 6-7, 2021.”