Snapper, Dog

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

Excellent, but may contain ciguatera toxin.

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    Federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Additional Notes
    Federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species.
    State regulations may apply.

    To see state regulations: tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs are in your state's waters (within 3 miles of shore), then tap Set Location. Confirm state waters are listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
    For seasons, bag limits, size limits, or closures contact South Atlantic Council (SAMFC) at 1-843-571-4366 or safmc.net and see the most recent NCDENR Proclamation.

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • License Required
    Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

  • Additional Notes
    No size limit. No bag limit.


    Recreational anglers and charter captains are required to obtain a free Recreational Offshore Landing Permit to possess snapper, grouper, hind, tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, cobia, wahoo and dolphin. Anglers may register for or renew their permit at Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Minors (under 16) are not required to obtain a recreational offshore landing permit. Angling customers on a paid-for-hire charter trip ALSO do not need a permit.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum or maximum size limit. No closed season.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Vessel Limit 20

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Aggregate Information Name: Demersal Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Sportfishing Vessel limit for demersal fish is 20 fish or 60 pounds of fish.

  • Additional Notes
    Hunting, trapping, netting, capture, or removal of any fish, turtle, crawfish, conch, whelk, or any marine and/or fisheries resource is prohibited. You are within a National Park managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Please contact 242-393-11317 for more information.

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here