Season: Closed January 1- August 31   Open September 1- December 31

Bag Limit: 2

Aggregate: 4 Grouper combined total
Min Size: 4 in total length 

Max Size: none

Also known as the Velvet Rockfish or Charcoal belly. These fish grow slowly and can reach up to 3 ft in length and weigh up to 50 lbs. This grouper has a mild, sweet flavor and large chunky flakes similar to crab and lobster. Because of the mild flavor, it can be cooked many different ways such as grilled, baked or fried.