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April 25, 2017 12:50 pm EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: W (260°)
Wind Speed: 16 knots
Wind Gust: 21 knots
Sig Wave Height: 7 ft
Dom Wave Period: 10 sec
Average Period: 5.9 sec
Mean Wave Dir: ESE (121°)
AT Ps: 29.66 in (1004.5 mb)
Air Temp: 66°F (19.1°C)
Dew Point: 61°F (16.2°C)
Water Temp: 74°F (23.2°C)

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 Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. State waters in the Atlantic are from shore out to 3 nautical miles.

 

 The harvest of these species of grouper in Atlantic state waters will remain closed through April 30, reopening May 1. The harvest closure was established to ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlantic grouper species.

A similar closure will also occur in federal waters of the Atlantic. Tiger grouper is not included in the federal closure.
Grouper information, including Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico grouper regulations, is available online. Go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “Saltwater” then “Recreational Regulations” and “Groupers.”