Are you a Gulf Reef Fish Angler?

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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You are if you fish in the Gulf of Mexico (excluding Monroe County) from a private boat, and plan to harvest, possess or land any of the following reef fish:

  • red and vermilion snapper;
  • gag, black and red grouper;
  • gray triggerfish;
  • greater and lesser amberjack;
  • banded rudderfish; and
  • almaco jack.

This includes anglers who are 65 and older.

Sign up today to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey at, by calling 1-888-FISHFLORIDA (347-4356) or in person at your local tackle store or tax collectors office. The process is easy and no-cost.

Signing up is mandatory starting April 1, 2015. Learn more about how to sign up at by clicking on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Reef Fish Survey.”


FWC Office of Licensing and Permitting