Tallahassee, Florida -- March 28, 2011 --
The recreational harvest season for vermilion snapper in Atlantic
Ocean waters off Florida opens on April 1. Recreational fishing for vermilion snapper has been closed in Atlantic state and federal waters since Nov. 1 to reduce overfishing and help increase the population of vermilion snapper.
The minimum size limit for vermilion snapper in Atlantic waters is 12 inches total length. Anglers may take up to five vermilion snapper daily in Atlantic waters; however, the captain and crew of for-hire vessels may not keep the daily limit.
More information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about saltwater fishing regulations is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing.