Category Archives: Know Your Regs

Let’s Talk Cobia

I am new to the Council staff (I just started on March 13th) and up until very recently, I wasn’t all that clear on the Atlantic (GA-NY) cobia closure. A couple of days ago, I was lucky enough to attend a meeting with the Hilton Head Island Sportfishing Club. Staff from both the South Carolina…
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FOR-HIRE & COMMERCIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SEA TURTLE RELEASE GEAR IN EFFECT

This summer staff from the NOAA Fisheries Pascagoula Lab hit the docks in fishing communities throughout the South Atlantic region to provide training and outreach on required sea turtle release gear and protocols. The requirement affects all vessels in the South Atlantic with a federal commercial permit or a federal charter/headboat permit for harvesting snapper-grouper.…
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