Effective date: 9/1/2013

(1) Billfish Size Limits –
    (a) Blue Marlin Size Limit – A person may not harvest from Florida Waters, possess while in or on Florida waters or land a blue marlin that is less than 99 inches in lower jaw fork length.
    (b) White Marlin and Roundscale Spearfish Size Limit – A person may not harvest from Florida Waters, possess while in or on Florida Waters or land a white marlin or roundscale spearfish that is less than 66 inches in lower jaw fork length.
    (c) Sailfish Size Limit – A person may not harvest from Florida Waters, possess while in or on Florida waters or land a sailfish that is less than 63 inches in lower jaw fork length.
    (2) Landed in Whole Condition Requirement – A person harvesting billfish shall land each billfish in whole condition. A person may not possess in or on Florida Waters a billfish that has been beheaded, sliced, divided, filleted, ground, skinned, scaled, or deboned. This provision will not be construed to prohibit evisceration (gutting) of a billfish or removal of gills from a billfish.
Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History-New 3-31-88, Amended 7-15-96 Formerly 46-33.003, Amended 8-26-99, 7-1-12, 9-1-13.