FWC bumps up kingfish bag limit for Florida Keys, west coast
Recreational anglers can keep three kingfish a day instead of two in Monroe County (the Florida Keys) and on Florida’s west coast beginning May 11, 2017.
The new kingfish bag limit, approved in April by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, applies to kingfish caught in state waters south and west of the Dade/Monroe county line.
The daily recreational bag limit remains two kingfish per angler on Florida’s east coast. The minimum size for kingfish is 24 inches to the fork of the tail.
The FWC also clarified that commercial kingfish harvesters north of the Dade/Monroe county line must follow federal commercial vessel limits when fishing in state waters.
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