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Snook Harvest Season begins September 1st

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The recreational harvest season for snook opened statewide September 1, and researchers are asking anglers who harvest Florida's premier sport fish to save filleted carcasses and take them to a participating bait and tackle store in their area. These carcasses provide information on the size, age, maturity and sex of the catch, and this "citizen science" program allows anglers to participate in the collection of data for one of Florida's most popular sport fish. More information on this effort, including a list of carcass drop off locations, can be found by visiting:

All regulations still apply, and it's important to donate only legal snook during snook season. To view our snook regulations for both Gulf and Atlantic state and federal waters, please visit:

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