The spawning season closure for permit inside the Special Permit Zone in south Florida starts April 1. This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast, and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast including all of the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay.

The month of April was added to the existing May-through-July season closure at the February Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting.

For information on permit, visit and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Permit, Florida pompano, African pompano.”

News Reporter