Permit, Florida pompano and African pompano
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.
Special 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.