PORT CANAVERAL, Florida -The recreational harvest season for snook closes December 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through January 31, 2016, reopening to harvest February 1. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season.
Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2016.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says that this and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times such as cold weather.
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