Plaice, American

Shape

Synonyms

Dab

Edibility

Very good

Regulations

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  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Unlimited bag limit

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No established bag limit.

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit All groundfish species that are filleted and skinned must retain at least 2 square inches of contiguous skin intact for identification.

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit.

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from April 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2018
    from April 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Unlimited bag limit when season is open.
    From April 1 through June 30 of each year, all recreational vessels, including private recreational and charter/party vessels, may only use pelagic hook-and-line gear when fishing in the GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area.
    Any vessel fishing in the GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area is prohibited from possessing or retaining regulated species or ocean pout from April 1 through June 30 of each year.
    Recreational and commercial vessels are allowed to transit the GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area provided all bait and hooks are removed from fishing rods and any regulated species on board has been gutted and stored.
    For more information, see MultiSpecies Info Sheet

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