Grouper, Nassau

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

Excellent, but large individuals may contain ciguatera toxin and elevated mercury levels.

Regulations

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  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Additional Notes
    Closed to possession or harvest.
    Must be released immediately with minimum harm (cutting the line, do NOT remove fish from water).

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    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters
    CLOSED TO POSSESSION OR HARVEST
    For more information, see: Nassau Grouper Commercial Regulations

  • Additional Notes
    Closed to possession or harvest.
    Must be released immediately with minimum harm (cut the line, do NOT remove fish from water).

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Additional Notes
    Possession prohibited. If caught must be released by cutting the line and not removing the fish from the water.

  • Additional Notes
    If a Nassau Grouper is caught, it must be released unharmed immediately.

  • Additional Notes
    Closed to possession or harvest.
    Must be released immediately with minimum harm (cut the line, do NOT remove fish from water).

  • Vessel Limit 20

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Aggregate Information Name: Demersal Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from December 1st, 2018 to February 28th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Nassau Grouper must weigh at least 3 lbs. Sportfishing Vessel limit for demersal fish is 20 fish or 60 pounds of fish. Closed season for Nassau Grouper is December 1 through February 28, annually. All other grouper (not Nassau Grouper) landed between Dec 1 and Feb 28 must have head, tail, and skin intact.

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 1

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

  • 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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