5/01/15 – SAFMC Reminder: Harvest of Shallow Water Grouper Species Reopens May 1, 2015 in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic


Harvest of Shallow Water Grouper Species Reopens on May 1, 2015 in South Atlantic Federal Waters

Image Credit: Duane Raver

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council reminds recreational and commercial fishermen that harvest of all shallow water grouper species reopens to harvest in the South Atlantic effective May 1, 2015.

Shallow Water Grouper Species Include: 

  • Coney
  • Graysby
  • Black Grouper
  • Gag Grouper
  • Red Grouper
  • Scamp Grouper
  • Yellowfin Grouper
  • Yellowmouth Grouper
  • Red Hind
  • Rock Hind

Note: These species are closed January 1 through April 30 annually as part of a spawning season closure.

Know Your Regulations!

Before you head offshore, be sure to check out the latest regulations for these species and all other species managed by the Council. 

The Council provides easy access to fishing regulations through their website and mobile app, SA Fishing Regulations.

  • Website: Access fishing regulations through the Regulations & Fish ID page of the Council's website. Scroll down the page to see individual species profiles highlighting the life history of the species as well as commercial and recreational fishing regulations.
  • SA Fishing Regulations Mobile AppNeed the regulations at your fingertips while you're fishing offshore? Download the Council's FREE mobile app, SA Fishing Regulations, available on both Apple and Android. The app includes commercial and recreational fishing regulations, fish identification, and information on managed areas (including deepwater Marine Protected Areas). After downloading, be sure to enable push notifications so that you can receive alerts when fishing regulations change. The next time you go fishing, check the app for any updates, download, and head out. No network service is needed to access the app while fishing offshore.  


Want More Information?

Feel free to contact the Council office for additional information at 843-571-4366.