South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Porgy, Longspine

Porgy, Longspine

Porgy, Longspine

Stenotomus caprinus
All areas are open for recreational fishing.
All areas are open for commercial fishing.

Longspine porgy are considered and Ecosystem Component species. Ecosystem Component species are species that do not require conservation and management under a federal fishery management plan, but are included in order to achieve ecosystem management objectives.

Distinguished by elongated dorsal spines.

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.



  • Season is currently open.
  • Notes: Federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species. State regulations may apply.

    If you are bringing fish back to the U.S. from the Bahamas by water, please see Bringing fish back from the Bahamas.

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