New blueline tilefish recreational regulations effective Jan. 1 in Atlantic state waters
Starting Jan. 1, the following regulations will go into effect for recreational harvest of blueline tilefish in Atlantic state waters (including Monroe County):
- A three blueline tilefish recreational bag limit within the three-fish aggregate bag limit for grouper and tilefish in Atlantic state waters.
- An Atlantic state waters recreational season for harvest from May 1 through Aug. 31.
These new regulations are consistent with those in Atlantic federal waters and could help prevent both recreational quota overages and overfishing.