Snapper, Mutton

Shape

Synonyms

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Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 18 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
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    Commercial Regulations
    18 inch minimum size limit (total length). No trip limit.

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 18 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
    Must be landed with head and fins intact.
    Effective 2/10/18 the minimum size increased to 18 inches and the bag limit decreased to 5 mutton snapper per person.
    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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    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters:
    OPEN
    Size Limit: 18-inch total length.
    Trip Limit: January - March: 500 pounds whole weight
    Trip Limit: April- June: Spawning Season- 5 mutton snapper per person per day or 5 mutton snapper per person per trip (whichever is more restrictive)
    July-December: 500 pounds whole weight
    Regulatory Remarks:
    All species must be landed with head and fins intact.
    Commercial fishermen are required to use dehooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species.
    The use of non-stainless steel circle hooks (offset or non-offset) is required for all species in the snapper grouper complex when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters North of 28 degrees N. latitude. After the commercial quota is met, all purchase and sale is prohibited and harvest and/or possession is limited to the recreational bag limit. This prohibition does not apply to fish harvested, landed, and sold prior to the quota being reached and held in cold storage by a dealer. Quotas are given in gutted weights.
    Commercial snapper grouper vessels must have onboard NMFS approved sea turtle release gear and follow smalltooth sawfish release protocol. See the Handling and Release Protocol from NOAA Fisheries or call 727-824-5312.
    Annual Catch Limit (ACL) – This species is managed under an ACL. See current information on Commercial ACLs (quotas) from NOAA Fisheries.

    For more information, see Mutton Snapper Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 18 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
    Effective February 10, 2018, Mutton Snapper bag limit has been decreased to 5 fish per person and the minimum size increased to 18 inches total length. For more info see NCDENR Proclamation FF03-2018.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • License Required
    Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

  • Additional Notes

    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 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 18 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 18 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.

  • 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: 16 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    There is a twenty (20) fish aggregate creel limit for reef fish species for which there is no other creel limit. See outdooralabama.com for more details.

  • 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.

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