Grouper, Tiger

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

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

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    Federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species.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.

    If you are bringing fish back to the U.S. from the Bahamas by water, please see Bringing fish back from the Bahamas.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Gear Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 3

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

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 1

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.
    Aggregate limit = 1 grouper of any species per person.
    Any private recreational fishing vessel, charter boat or head boat, must obtain a Tilefish and Grouper Landing Permit, for that vessel, from the Marine Resources Commission in order to possess aboard, or land any tilefish or grouper, harvested recreationally.

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 4

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 1

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

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Additional Notes
    No established bag limit or size limit in SC state waters.

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Additional Notes
    No established bag limit or size limit in MS State Waters.

  • Vessel Limit 20

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Aggregate Information Name: Demersal Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Grouper (excluding Nassau grouper during closed season) and rockfish must weigh at least 3 lbs. Sportfishing Vessel limit for demersal fish is 20 fish or 60 pounds of fish. All other grouper landed between Dec 1 and Feb 28 must have head, tail, and skin intact.

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Gear Dehooking and Venting

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 3

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

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.

  • 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.

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