Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest


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Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters December 4, with the last day of harvest being December 3. All Gulf federal waters will close December 3, with the last day of harvest being December 2.

State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties were open from April 1 through June 30 and were not open during the July 1 through December 3 season.

Monroe County is also excluded from the July 1, through December 3 season because it follows Atlantic rules for gag grouper.

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