Snapper, Vermilion

Shape

Synonyms

Beeliner

Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Additional Notes
    Vermilion snapper are NOT included in the aggregate snapper bag limit.
    Must be landed with head and fins intact.
    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 effective January 1, 2018.
    Minimum Size: 12 inches total length
    Trip Limit: 555 lbs (ww) The trip limit reduction to 555 pounds whole weight goes into effect October 26, 2018.
    Note: Fishing season is split into two seasons with half of the commercial annual catch limit designated for January through June and half the annual catch limit designated for July through December. Fishery will close when the ACL has been met or projected to be met.
    Trip limit will be reduced to 500-pounds (gw) when 75% of the seasonal quota has been met
    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: Vermilion Snapper Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 10 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

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

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 10 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Limit: 20

  • 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.

  • Measurements Min Size: 10 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only.
    No daily bag limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 10 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Additional Notes
    Vermilion snapper are not included in the snapper aggregate bag limit in Florida Gulf state waters.

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking

  • Additional Notes
    Vermilion snapper are not included in the snapper aggregate bag limit.

  • 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 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 10 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Recreational seasons in Alabama state waters open and close along with federal regulations. See Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council regulations for closed seasons.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

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

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 10 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: 20 Fish Limit: 20

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • 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.

  • 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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