No person shall land, possess, unnecessarily destroy, purchase, exchange, sell or offer for sale any of the following species harvested in or from state waters, of a length less than set forth as follows:

    (1) Amberjacks (measured in terms of fork length).

    (a) Banded rudderfish no less than 14 inches, no greater than 22 inches.

    (b)1. Greater amberjack harvested recreationally from the Atlantic Ocean 28 inches.

    2. Greater amberjack harvested recreationally from the Gulf of Mexico 30 inches.

    3. Greater amberjack harvested commercially 36 inches.

    (c) Lesser amberjack no less than 14 inches, no greater than 22 inches.

    (2)(a) Black sea bass harvested in the Gulf of Mexico or commercially harvested in the Atlantic Ocean 10 inches total length.

    (b) Black sea bass harvested recreationally in the Atlantic Ocean, 11 inches total length in 2007, and 12 inches total length beginning January 1, 2008.

    (3) Gray triggerfish (measured in terms of fork length).

    (a) Gray triggerfish harvested in the Atlantic Ocean 12 inches.

    (b) Gray triggerfish harvested in the Gulf of Mexico 14 inches.

    (4) Grouper (measured in terms of total length).

    (a)1. Black grouper harvested recreationally from the Atlantic Ocean and all waters of Monroe County 24 inches.

    2. Black grouper harvested recreationally from the Gulf of Mexico except from all waters of Monroe County 22 inches.

    (b) Black grouper harvested commercially 24 inches.

    (c)1. Gag harvested recreationally from the Atlantic Ocean and all waters of Monroe County 24 inches.

    2. Gag harvested recreationally from the Gulf of Mexico except from all waters of Monroe County 22 inches.

    (d) Gag harvested commercially 24 inches.

    (e)1. Red grouper harvested recreationally statewide and commercially from the Atlantic Ocean 20 inches.

    2. Red grouper harvested commercially from the Gulf of Mexico 18 inches.

    (f)1. Scamp harvested from the Atlantic Ocean and all waters of Monroe County 20 inches.

    2. Scamp harvested from the Gulf of Mexico except from all waters of Monroe County 16 inches.

    (g) Yellowfin grouper 20 inches.

    (h) Yellowmouth grouper 20 inches.

    (5) Hogfish 12 inches fork length.

    (6) Red porgy harvested in waters of the Atlantic Ocean 14 inches total length.

    (7) Snapper (measured in terms of total length).

    (a) Blackfin snapper 12 inches.

    (b) Cubera snapper 12 inches.

    (c) Dog snapper 12 inches.

    (d)1. Gray (mangrove) snapper harvested recreationally 10 inches.

    2. Gray (mangrove) snapper harvested commercially 12 inches.

    (e) Lane snapper 8 inches.

    (f) Mahogany snapper 12 inches.

    (g) Mutton snapper 16 inches.

    (h) Queen snapper 12 inches.

    (i) Red snapper harvested from the Atlantic Ocean 20 inches.

    (j)1. Red snapper harvested recreationally from the Gulf of Mexico 16 inches.

    2. Red snapper harvested commercially from the Gulf of Mexico 13 inches.

    (k) Silk snapper 12 inches.

    (l) Schoolmaster snapper 10 inches.

    (m) Vermilion snapper harvested in the Gulf of Mexico 10 inches.

    (n) Vermilion snapper harvested from the Atlantic Ocean 12 inches.

    (o) Yellowtail snapper 12 inches.

Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History-New 12-31-98, Amended 3-1-99, Formerly 46-14.0035, Amended 1-1-00, 1-1-01, 1-1-01, 1-1-03, 9-16-05, 7-1-06, 7-1-07, 4-1-08, 1-6-09, 8-27-09.