8/17/15 – NOAA Fisheries – FB15-060: Recreational Harvest of Hogfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on August 24, 2015

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN  

(South Atlantic) 

FB15-060 

Sustainable Fisheries
727-824-5305      

August 17, 2015     

Recreational Harvest of Hogfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on August 24, 2015

Recreational harvest of hogfish in South Atlantic federal waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on August 24, 2015. Federal waters will reopen to recreational harvest at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2016. The recreational annual catch limit for hogfish is 85,355 pounds whole weight. Reports indicate that landings have exceeded the 2015 recreational annual catch limit for hogfish.

During the closure:

  • Recreational harvest or possession of hogfish in federal waters is prohibited.
  • The closure applies in both state and federal waters for vessels which have a valid charter/headboat permit for South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper.

This closure is necessary to protect the snapper-grouper fishery.


Read FB15-060

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Summary:

FB15-060: Recreational Harvest of Hogfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on August 24, 2015