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Maria Garcia
• Wednesday, 21 October, 2020
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The South Carolina General Assembly has passed a new law intended to reverse Red Drum overfishing. SpeciesClosed Season Bag Limits LimitRestrictionsAmerican Shad No closed season for recreational hook & line harvest; For all other gears, seasons as for commercial harvest10 shad per person per day except in San tee River and Re diversion Canal (20 per person per day) Licensing, permitting, and gear requirements.

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TripletailNo associated regulations Weakfish 1 per person per day12-inch TL Atlantic Croaked, Spot, Whiting 50 per person per day aggregate bag limit applies to hook and line only. King Mackerel 3 per person per day24-inch FL For-hire vessels must have a Coastal Migratory Pelagic permit to fish for this species in federal waters.

Spanish Mackerel 15 per person per day12-inch FL For-hire vessels must have a Coastal Migratory Pelagic permit to fish for this species in federal waters. Wahoo2 per person per day For hire vessels must have a Dolphin Yahoo permit to fish for this species in federal waters.

SpeciesClosed Season Bag Limits LimitRestrictionsBlue Marlin99-inch FL from lower jaw May only be taken by rod & reel. Swordfish1 per person per day not to exceed 4 per vessel per trip47-inch FL from lower jaw May only be taken by rod & reel and landlines.

Long bill Spearfish Possession prohibited If caught fish must be released immediately. Visit http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov for the latest information on the status of annual catch limits.

Recreational and commercial fishermen are required to use hooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species. Non-stainless circle hooks are required when fishing with natural baits for snapper grouper species.

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Sale of snapper grouper under the recreational bag limit is prohibited. For-hire vessels must have a Snapper Grouper permit to fish for these species in federal waters.

SpeciesClosed Season Bag Limits LimitRestrictionsGreater Amberjack1 per person per day 28-inch FL In April, for-hire vessels are limited to 1 per person/day or 1/per person/trip. Coney, Grassy, Red Hind, & Rock Enclosed: Jan. 1 – Apr.

All Other Snapper Grouper Complex Species SpeciesClosed Season Bag Limits LimitRestrictions Including but not limited to: Lesser Amber jack; Cotton wick; White Grunt; Cup; Almach and Bar Jacks; Margate; White bone, Knob bed, Jolt head, Saucer eye and Long spine Porgies; Banded Rudder fish; Sailors Choice; Bank Sea bass; Rock Sea bass; Ocean TriggerfishAlmaco Jack, Banded Rudder fish, and Lesser Amber jack closed in Federal waters effective August 9, 2016. Gray trigger fish Included in 20 per person per day aggregate bag limit (Lesser Amber jack; Cotton wick; White Grunt; Cup; Almach and Bar Jacks; Margate; White bone, Knob bed, Jolt head, Saucer eye and Long spine Porgies; Banded Rudder fish; Sailors Choice; Bank Sea bass; Rock Sea bass; Ocean Trigger fish)12-inch FLSpadefish A Federal Highly Migratory Species Permit is required in federal waters.

All sharks must be landed with fins, head and tail naturally attached. Recreational anglers may only catch sharks using a rod & reel or handling.

Sale of snapper grouper under the recreational bag limit is prohibited. For-hire vessels must have a Snapper Grouper permit to fish for these species in federal waters.

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The harvest and possession of snapper grouper species by commercial and recreational fishermen will be limited to the recreational bag limit within the Special Management Zones. Greater Amber jack 1 per person per day28-inch FL In April, for-hire vessels are limited to 1 per person/day or 1 per person/trip.

Including but not limited to: Lesser Amber jack; White Grunt; Cup; Almach & Bar Jacks; Margate; White bone, Knob bed, Jolt head, Saucer eye & Long spine Porgies; Banded Rudder fish; Sailors Choice; Bank Sea bass 20 per person per day aggregate with no more than 10 of any one species Rotates are excluded from the bag limit. Gag grouper have long, compressed bodies and 11 to 14 rays in the anal fins.

Smaller fish are much lighter and have numerous dark brown or charcoal kiss-like marks along the sides. The scamp, M. final, and black grouper, M. Monaco, closely resemble the gag and often occur in the same habitat.

Gag have deeply notched properties, distinguishing them from black grouper. Spawning takes place in February off the coast of the Carolina's and in January through March in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gag may live for 26 years and grow to be 58 inches in length and weigh up to 81 pounds. Gag often congregate around rocky ledges and swim in small groups.

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They are predators of round scad, sardines, porgies, snappers, grunts, crabs, shrimp and squid. The caudal (tail) and anal fins of the gag have white margins, while the black grouper does not.

Open Season : May 1 – December 31 Note: since this species is managed under an Annual Catch Limit, the fishery could close if the recreational Annual Catch Limit is met or projected to be met. If an in- season closure were to be announced by NOAA Fisheries, all relevant information will be included here.

Annual Shallow-Water Grouper Spawning Season Closure: January 1 – April 30 Recreational and commercial fishermen are required to use hooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species.

At least one hooking device is required and must be used as needed to remove hooks embedded in South Atlantic snapper- grouper with minimum damage. Definition of a Descending Device: an instrument to which is attached a minimum of a 16 ounce weight and a length of line that will release the fish at the depth from which the fish was caught or a minimum of 60 feet.

Since minimizing surface time is critical to increasing survival, descending devices shall be readily available for use while engaged in fishing. The use of non-stainless steel hooks when fishing for snapper- grouper species with hook-and-line gear and natural baits south of 28º north latitude.

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All species must be landed with head and fins intact Recreational Bag Limit sales are prohibited Open Season : May 1 – December 31 Note: since this species is managed under an Annual Catch Limit, the fishery could close if the commercial Annual Catch Limit is met or projected to be met.

Recreational and commercial fishermen are required to use hooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species. At least one hooking device is required and must be used as needed to remove hooks embedded in South Atlantic snapper- grouper with minimum damage.

Definition of a Descending Device: an instrument to which is attached a minimum of a 16 ounce weight and a length of line that will release the fish at the depth from which the fish was caught or a minimum of 60 feet. Since minimizing surface time is critical to increasing survival, descending devices shall be readily available for use while engaged in fishing.

The use of non-stainless steel hooks when fishing for snapper- grouper species with hook-and-line gear and natural baits south of 28º north latitude. This prohibition does not apply to fish harvested, landed, and sold prior to the annual catch limit being reached and held in cold storage by a dealer.

It's May 1 already, thankfully, and that means recreational anglers can once again harvest the shallow water grouper species and dogfish, too. Power drifting with big jigs tipped with cut grunt will be a good way to get a bite.

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Inshore: Trout fishing has been pretty steady on the flats around Vero Beach, south of Wabash Causeway and around the spoil islands near Sebastian. Use cut grunts or large chunk baits on heavy sinkers, enough weight to get through the current.

Red grouper are found in shallower water on the deep wrecks and artificial reefs. A good spot to try would be the CCA Curtis Stick Artificial Reef in 100 feet of water 12 miles southeast of the Fort Pierce Inlet.

Start off with top water lures for those early ambush strikes then switch to soft-sided jigs and jerk baits. Jacks and lady fish are roaming the lagoon in schools for fast action on light fishing tackle.

Offshore: The deep artificial reefs such as the Windstorm and Hailey Glared are prime spots to start the search for grouper. Live bait boats at Manatee Pocket have been supplying pilchards and thread fins so grab a few.

Bass anglers are still finding good fishing around Harvey Pond Canal, the Monkey Box, Horse Island and Observation Shoal. A little rain is welcome as the level of the lake continues to be on the low side since it is still being used as a source of irrigation for the AG lands surrounding it.

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The staff assigned to a group this size was top-notch.... The surrounding group ordered various sandwiches, appetizers and salads.

He points out that the four-day season will help the hard hit fishing industry which has suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. Rutherford followed his initial tweet with a promise to push for more days to fish for red snapper in the future.

The commercial sector will open for harvest at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 13, 2020, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2021, unless the commercial annual catch limit is met or projected to be met before this date. The final rule specified recreational and commercial annual catch limits for red snapper beginning in 2018 and subsequent years.

Catch rate estimates were available from the following data sources: (1) red snapper specific surveys for private recreational and charter vessel anglers conducted by all South Atlantic states, (2) Marine Recreational Information Program (Trip), and (3) the Southeast Region Head boat Survey. Since NOAA Fisheries estimates the season length based upon catch rates from the previous year, this year is shorter by one day to reduce the likelihood that the recreational landings would exceed the recreational annual catch limit in 2020.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council identified the following best practices reducing release mortality and further protect the population as it rebuilds: Avoid areas likely to have red snapper if you already have met your recreational bag limit. This will potentially reduce the number of red snapper that are caught on one drop.

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Use non-offset circle hooks while fishing in areas where red snapper are common. Grouper are characterized by heavy bodies, big heads, and large mouths.

About 75% of all grouper consumed in the US is imported from Latin America, and demand is mostly regional and ethnic. Alternatives to grouper are tile fish, Lake Victoria perch, and rock fish.

Red grouper are caught in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Caribbean, and black grouper are caught in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific side of Latin America. The harvest season in Latin America is June through November and domestically in the fall.

A common preparation method throughout the West Indian and Latino populations is to cover a head-on gutted grouper in salt and some spices, bake, and present with the salt cover on, then crack at the table.

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