SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN
Sustainable Fisheries Division
June 29, 2015
Recreational Harvest of Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on July 6, 2015
Recreational harvest of snowy grouper in the South Atlantic will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time), July 6, 2015. Recreational harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2016. The 2015 recreational annual catch limit is 523 fish. The 2015 fishing season must be shortened if the average 2012-2014 recreational landings exceed the annual catch limit. Reports indicate the average 2012-2014 landings exceeded the annual catch limit; therefore, the recreational harvest of snowy grouper will close July 6, 2015.
During the closure:
This closure is necessary to protect the snapper-grouper resource.
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FB15-045: Recreational Harvest of Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on July 6, 2015