SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN
March 25, 2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2015-2016 Recreational Fishing Season for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic Region
NOAA Fisheries announces the 2015-2016 recreational fishing season for black sea bass in the South Atlantic Region will start on April 1, 2015, and end on March 31, 2016.
Landings in the past three fishing years have not come close to the current annual catch limit of 1,033,980 pounds whole weight; therefore, black sea bass will be open for the entire April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016, recreational fishing season.
This announcement is in compliance with the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, which published on November 7, 2014 (79 FR 66316). Regulations were effective on December 8, 2014.
For the black sea bass recreational sector, the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 14 revised:
For more information on the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 14, please follow this link to the Frequently Asked Questions: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/s_atl/sg/2014/reg_am14/index.html
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FB15-021: NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2015-2016 Recreational Fishing Season for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic Region