Spawning Special Management Zones: Florida

-Inside of the spawning SMZ, fishing for, retention, and possession of fish species in the
snapper-grouper complex will be prohibited year-round by all fishers.
-Anchoring inside the spawning SMZ is prohibited.
-Transit through the spawning SMZ with snapper-grouper species onboard will be
allowed if gear is properly stowed.
-Spawning SMZ will go away after ten years if not reauthorized


Warsaw Hole North Latitude West Longitude
24° 22.277’ 82° 20.417’
(3.60 sq mile) 24° 22.277’ 82° 18.215’
24° 20.932’ 82° 18.215’
24° 20.932’ 82° 20.417’