Grunt, Cottonwick



Haemulon melanurum




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  • Additional Notes
    This species is not subject to any federal management measures (e.g., federal regulations).
    If you are bringing fish back to the U.S. from the Bahamas by water, please see Bringing fish back from the Bahamas.

  • Additional Notes
    No longer subject to any regulations in SC state waters. No minimum size. No bag limit. No closed season.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

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

  • Vessel Limit 20

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Aggregate Information Name: Demersal Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Sportfishing Vessel limit for demersal fish is 20 fish or 60 pounds of fish.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Bag limit = 100 pounds.

  • Additional Notes
    No established size limit or bag limit. General limit of 100 pounds applies.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Aggregate Information Name: BBNP Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. For more information, see MyFWC Biscayne National Park.

  • 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