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FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: February 5, 2018
CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries (727) 824-5305
King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in Federal Waters off Florida Between the Flagler/Volusia and Miami-Dade/Monroe County Lines
- On February 5, 2018, the daily vessel trip limit increased from 50 to 75 fish for commercial hook-and-line vessels fishing for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel in federal waters off Florida between the Flagler/Volusia and Miami-Dade/Monroe County lines.
- The 75-fish daily vessel trip limit will remain in effect through February 28, 2018, unless the Southern zone’s quota is reached and the fishery is closed before the end of the fishing year.
- On March 1, 2018, the new fishing year begins and a commercial trip limit of 50 fish will again be in effect for this area.
This bulletin provides only a summary of the existing regulations. Full regulations can be found in the Federal Register or https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text- idx?c=ecfr&SID=4a1c3805e95097423c9a607a31c4c9f8&rgn=div5&view=text&node=50:126.96.36.199.2&idno=50#se50.12.622_1384.
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