Permit, Florida pompano and African pompano Florida Fishing Regulations



Permit, Florida pompano and African pompano

Permit Pompano Collage

Florida Pompano: Trachinotus carolinus

African Pompano: Alectis ciliaris

Permit: Trachinotus falcatus

Regulations (state and federal waters unless noted)

Minimum Size Limit: 11″ fork length

Daily Bag Limit: 6 per harvester

Season: Open year-round

Gear: Hook and line, cast net and beach or haul seine

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.

Pompano spzSpecial Permit Zone (SPZ)

(South of Cape Florida and Cape Sable)

The Special Permit Zone includes state and federal waters south of Cape Florida in the Atlantic and south of Cape Sable in the Gulf.

The Pompano Endorsement Zone (PEZ) pictured on the map above is a zone created that allows commercial fishermen who hold a pompano endorsement (PE) to use gill nets legally for pompano in federal waters off Florida.


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