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BTT Permit Spawning Data Supports Extension of SPZ Season Closure

Last week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a draft change to extend the spawning season closure for permit in the SPZ. The proposal, supported by research data confirming spawning-size permit at known aggregation sites from April-July, adds the month of April to the existing May-July season closure for the harvest of permit in the SPZ, which includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf Coast and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic Coast. (photo: Pat Ford)

FWC is inviting comments. To comment on this proposal, visit: or email