Reef Fish

Recreational Gray Triggerfish and Greater Amberjack 2018 Seasons – Clarification of Regulations

greater amberjack

WHAT/WHEN: The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico federal waters will open 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2018, and will close at 12:01a.m., local time, on January 16, 2018.  Recreational triggerfish harvest will reopen on March 1, 2018. The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in…

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NOAA Fisheries: Final Rule Changing Hogfish Management Measures

image of hogfish swimming by Andrew David

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). Hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico will be managed as a single population from the Texas/Mexico border to a line near Cape Sable, Florida A recent population assessment determined that the Gulf hogfish population…

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Enhancements to Login Procedure for Catch Shares Online System

red snapper

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system. The catch share online system is home to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for commercial Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish as well as the Bluefin Tuna Individual Bycatch Quota (BFT) program. Users no longer have…

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