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June 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Tripletail and sheepshead changes effective July 1

Tripletail and sheepshead changes effective July 1

Several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead go into effect July 1, including:

  • Tripletail:
    • The minimum size limit will increase to 18 inches total length.
    • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) recreational and commercial regulations for this species will extend into federal waters (including only allowing the use of hook-and-line gear and the new size limit).

Learn more about tripletail regulations at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing.”

  • Sheepshead:
    • The recreational bag limit will be lowered to eight fish per person, per day year-round.
    • There will be a recreational vessel limit of 50 fish per vessel, per trip during March and April.
    • FWC’s recreational and commercial regulations for this species will extend into federal waters (including the new bag and vessel limits).

Learn more about sheepshead regulations

at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing.”

These proactive measures will help conserve both fisheries for current and future generations.

Last modified: June 26, 2018

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