The harvesting of permit in the Florida Keys will be allowed again starting August 1. The first of the month will mark the end of the first-ever closed season for permit. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission created the new closed season, which started in May, to protect permit. “Permit is among the greatest fish we have in the Keys,” former FWC chairman Rodney Barreto said.
Anglers will be allowed to harvest one legal-sized permit per day, with a boat maximum of two fish. Harvested fish must exceed 22-inches fork length.