The recreational harvest of snook will close in all Atlantic waters, including the inland waters of Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, beginning Saturday, Dec. 15, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 14.
The season will reopen in the Atlantic's state and federal waters Feb. 1, 2013.
Snook season is already closed in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, and will remain closed through Aug. 31, 2013, to give the fish time to rebound from kills from severe cold weather in 2010.
Anglers may still catch and release snook during the harvest closure. Snook regulations include a bag limit of one fish per person per day and a slot limit of no less than 28 inches and no more than 33 inches. No one may possess any snook caught during closed seasons.