Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New king mackerel rules take effect on Thursday

Some new fishing rules will take effect for recreational and commercial king mackerel fishing in state waters this week to bring rules in line with federal regulations.

The rule changes include increasing the recreational bag limit in Gulf state waters and Monroe County from two to three fish per person.

They also clarify that commercial harvesters taking king mackerel must adhere to federal commercial vessel limits when fishing in state waters.

The new rues will take effect on May 11th.

These changes are consistent with federal regulation changes that are effective the same day.