Offshore anglers on Florida’s East Coast should make note of new regulations that cover one of the state’s most popular deep-water species, grouper.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently approved rules that encoruage anglers to help protect reef fish by promoting catch and release. Biologists say that anglers are catching too many gag, red and black grouper, and, as a result, the bag limits must be lowered or the stocks will collapse. …