FWC to Close Recreational Harvest of Blueline Tilefish July 19

At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued an executive order to close recreational harvest of blueline tilefish in state waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including all state waters off Monroe County. The 2024 recreational season will close at 12:01 a.m. on July 19, 2024, consistent with the closure in adjacent federal waters.

Consistent state and federal recreational seasons for Atlantic blueline tilefish will help prevent quota overages and reduce the risk of overfishing, while also helping to ensure future harvest opportunities.

For more information about Commission Meetings, including the May 2024 Commission meetingpresentation, visit and click on “Commission Meetings.”

For current recreational blueline tilefish regulations, visit and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Tilefish.” This page will be updated with the new season dates.