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CFO Patronis Applauds Gov. DeSantis 57-Day 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Season

4/21/2022

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
 
CFO Patronis Applauds Gov. DeSantis 57-Day 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Season
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis applauded Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for extending the 2022 Gulf Red Snapper recreational fishing season to 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red snapper. The 2022 season will include both a summer and fall season.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Fishing is the heartbeat of Florida and I’m excited to see the Gulf Red Snapper Season extended to a record 57 days this year. This means even more time for Floridians and visitors to enjoy all of the fun that goes along with being on the water in Florida - The Fishing Capital of the World. Recreational fishing is also a major economic driver, generating roughly $13.8 billion for Florida’s economy and supporting an estimated 120,000 jobs. Thank you to Governor DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for their support of recreational fishing in our great state. I enourage everyone to get outdoors this year and try to catch your limit of amazing Gulf Red Snapper!”
 
The 45-day summer season will begin on June 17 and continue through July 31. The 12-day fall season is the longest fall season since the beginning of state management and spans the following dates:
• October 8-9
• October 15-16
• October 22-23
• November 11-13 (Veteran’s Day Weekend)
• November 25-27 (Weekend after Thanksgiving)
Find more on recreational snapper regulations here.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).