Federal Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Announces Flounder Recreational Harvest to Reopen Dec. 1

The minimum size limit for flounder is 14 in.total length, daily recreational bag limit is five fish per person

The recreational harvest of flounder in all state and federal waters will reopen on December 1. (FWC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The recreational harvest of flounder in all state and federal waters will reopen on December 1.

The minimum size limit for flounder is 14 inches total length and the daily recreational bag limit is five fish per person.

This annual season closure and other management measures were approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission late last year because a stock status update suggested statewide, the flounder fishery has been in a declining trend and it is likely overfished and undergoing overfishing on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

Other south Atlantic and Gulf states have also reported declines in flounder populations and have been making their own regulation changes.

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