Tunny, Little

Shape

Synonyms

Bonita (in FL),False Albacore

Edibility

Poor, and may contain high mercury levels.

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    No Federal regulations are 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.

    Identification Guide for commonly confused mackerel, including Atlantic Mackerel and similar species.

  • License Required
    Eligible for NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament managed by Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Additional Notes
    No established bag limit or size limit.

    All tunas must be landed with at least the tail and one pectoral fin attached.

    Any tuna caught by a hook and not retained must be released by cutting the line near the hook or by using a dehooking device, without removing the fish from the water.

    Identification Guide for commonly confused mackerel, including Atlantic Mackerel and similar species.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Bag limit = 100 pounds.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Bag limit = 100 pounds.

  • Vessel Limit 18

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Aggregate Information Name: Migratory Limit: 18

  • Additional Notes
    Sportfishing Vessel limit for migratory fish is 18 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.

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