Several species close Jan. 1
Several species of grouper close to recreational and commercial harvest Jan. 1 in state waters of the Atlantic, including all of Monroe County. The closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.
This season will remain closed through April 30, reopening May 1.
A similar closure will also occur in federal waters of the Atlantic. Tiger grouper is not included in the federal closure.
Links for more information: MyFWC.com