Grouper, Warsaw

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

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

Regulations

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  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 4

  • Additional Notes
    No recreational minimum size limit. ------------------------
    Commercial Regulations
    No minimum size limit. For purposes of the IFQ, warsaw grouper are included as SWG. Grouper are managed under an IFQ program. Anyone commercially fishing for grouper or tilefish must possess IFQ allocation and follow established protocols.

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  • Additional Notes
    Closed to possession or harvest

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    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters:
    Harvest and possession is prohibited in federal waters.

    For more information, see: SAFMC Warsaw Grouper Commercial Regulations

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  • Vessel Limit 1

  • 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 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.

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  • Gear Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. No closed season.
    Note, harvest of Warsaw Grouper is prohibited in Atlantic Federal Waters.

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  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 4

  • License Required
    Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

  • Additional Notes

    Recreational anglers and charter captains are required to obtain a free Recreational Offshore Landing Permit to possess snapper, grouper, hind, tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, cobia, wahoo and dolphin. Anglers may register for or renew their permit at Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Minors (under 16) are not required to obtain a recreational offshore landing permit. Angling customers on a paid-for-hire charter trip ALSO do not need a permit.

  • Bag Limit 1

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  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Additional Notes
    Recreational anglers and charter captains are required to obtain a free Recreational Offshore Landing Permit to possess snapper, grouper, hind, tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, cobia, wahoo and dolphin. Anglers may register for or renew their permit at Recreational Offshore Landing Permit.

    Minors (under 16) are not required to obtain a recreational offshore landing permit. Angling customers on a paid-for-hire charter trip ALSO do not need a permit.

  • 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.

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  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 4

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Vessel Limit 1

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 4

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit in Gulf state waters.

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • 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
    Possession prohibited.

  • 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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  • Gear Dehooking and Venting

  • Aggregate Information Name: Grouper Limit: 3

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.
    Note, Warsaw Grouper are prohibited in Atlantic Federal Waters.

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