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Fishing Regulations in Key West, Florida

Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations

The following is a brief summary and may not be complete. For in-season information and current regulations, visit the Division of Marine Resources, Office of Fisheries Management's on-line 'Fishing Lines' magazine (PDF format) or call the numbers listed below. Local regulations governing the taking of saltwater products may exist and you should contact the Florida Marine Patrol (FMP) Field Office nearest the location where you will be engaging in these fishing activities.

Florida Marine Patrol (Marathon): 305-289-2320 or 1-800-DIAL-FMP Call for information on Saltwater Fishing Licenses.

SPECIES
MINIMUM SIZE LIMITS
DAILY LIMIT
per person per day unless
otherwise noted
Amberjack
28 in. fork
1 Monroe County Only
Black Drum
14-24 in.
10
Bluefish
12 in. fork
10
Bonefish
18 in.
1
Cobia
33 in. fork
2
Dolphin
None.
10
Flounder
12 in. fork
10
Grouper - Nassau
Protected Species
0
Grouper - Warsaw
None
1 per vessel per day
Grouper - Speckled Hind
None
1 per vessel per day
Hogfish
12 in. fork
5 species aggregate
Jewfish
Protected Species
0
Mackerel - King
20 in. fork
2
Mackerel - Spanish
12 in.
10
Marlin - Blue
86 in.
1
Marlin - White
62 in.
1
Permit
Not less than 10 in. or more than 20 in.
10 per person per day of Permit and Pompano 10 aggregate may possess 1 over 20 in.
Pompano
Not less than 10 in.
10 per person per day of Permit and Pompano 10 aggregate may possess 1 over 20 in.
Pompano - African
Not less than 24 in.
2 per person per day or per vessel whichever is less
Red Drum (Redfish)
Not less than 18 in. or more than 27 in.
1
Sailfish
57 in.
1
Seabass
8 in.
None
Shark
None
1 per person or 2 per vessel whichever is less
 

Saltwater Fishing Regulations ... photo by Rob O'Neal

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