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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

News Release

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.

Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2014.

This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times such as cold weather.

Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations” for more information on snook.



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