Eel, American

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

May contain elevated mercury levels.

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open year round.

    Bag limit for licensed party/charter vessels is 50 American eels per vessel per day.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    American eels may be harvested using speargun, harpoon, trap, or hook and line.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from September 1st, 2018 to January 1st, 2019
    from September 1st, 2019 to January 1st, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Open year round for harvest with spears and baited traps or pots.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from September 1st, 2017 to January 1st, 2018
    from September 1st, 2018 to January 1st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    State regulations apply in federal waters.
    Season is open year round when taken by baited pots.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No closed season, except surrounding fishways. Fishway closures apply October 2 - June 14, see wildlife.state.nh.us.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Snagging Permitted

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open year round.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No closed season.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Open season all year. Possession prohibited in New York City: Harlem River, East River, and Hudson River north to Troy Dam), except 25 American eels 9-14 inches may be possessed for use as bait only.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Subject to regulation by the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries and the municipality. Please consult municipal regulations.

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