Hake (all species)

Shape

Synonyms

Red Hake,Silver Hake,White Hake,Whiting

Edibility

flaky, soft white flesh with a delicate texture

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size and an unlimited bag limit applies to all Hake species, including Offshore Hake, Red Hake, White Hake, and Silver Hake (whiting).

  • Closed Seasons from April 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2017

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. 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

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here