Regulations

NOAA: Modifications to Commercial King and Spanish Mackerel Permit

Drawing of a Spanish mackerel by Diane Rome Peebles

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to allow fishing for and retaining the recreational bag and possession limits of king and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic on a vessel with a federal commercial permit for king or Spanish mackerel when commercial…

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Greater Amberjack Commercial Season to Close

greater amberjack

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana state waters will close today, June 20 at 12:01 a.m. Current landings data indicate the 2017 Gulf of Mexico commercial quota of 394,740 pounds will be harvested by June 20. The National…

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