Atlantic Grouper Opens
Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County, opened for grouper fishing on May 1, when the Species included in the recreational opening are gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to three miles out.The season for these species of grouper remains open through the end of 2012. Recreational bag limit is maximum of three grouper per angler per day, only one of which may be a gag or a black grouper, not both. The captain and crew ofcharter vessels are not allowed to keep any grouper. Dehooking tools are required to be aboard all fishing boats.