Longspine Porgy Regulations

Longspine Porgy

Longspine Porgy

Stenotomus caprinus

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Physical description:

Distinguished by elongated dorsal spines.

Biological description:

In the Western Atlantic, found in North Carolina to Georgia in the USA. A demersal fish found in water depths ranging from 5 - 185 meters and mainly on mud bottoms.

South Atlantic Federal Regulations

This species is designated as an "Ecosystem Component Species" and is not subject to management measures but is included in the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Unit.  Permitting, gear, and other regulations (i.e., landing intact) apply.