Gulf red snapper season opens today!

The 2020 Gulf red snapper season for anglers fishing from private recreational vessels will be June 11- July 25 (45 days). 

The Gulf season for federally-permitted for-hire operations is June 1-Aug. 1. 

State Reef Fish Survey

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Starting July 1, 2020, the State Reef Fish Survey will replace the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. All anglers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish from a private vessel are required to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation. Learn more. 

By signing up to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey, you are improving recreational data for several reef fish species such as red snapper and gag. The process is easy, no-cost and will help the FWC paint a clearer picture of how many people are targeting Gulf reef fish like red snapper and gag and what they are seeing and harvesting.

2020 Atlantic federal red snapper season

The recreational season for red snapper in Atlantic federal waters will be open July 10, 11, and 12, and July 17. The season is open year-round in state waters of the Atlantic, which is from shore to 3 nautical miles. Learn more. 

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