Grunt, Porkfish

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

Fair

Regulations

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    Federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species.

  • Bag Limit 0

  • Gear Marine Life

  • License Required
    Recreational saltwater fishing license

  • Additional Notes
    Porkfish bag limit = zero when fishing for dinner.
    State regulations apply in Federal waters. Sale of recreationally caught organisms is prohibited.

    Porkfish are regulated by FWC as aquarium species, so you may collect them if you intend on displaying them in a saltwater aquarium. For more detailed regulations, see see MyFWC.com/AquariumSpecies.
    If you harvest any aquarium species, they must be kept alive and landed alive. They must be maintained in a continuously circulating live well, aeration or oxygenation system of adequate size to maintain these organisms in a healthy condition is required.

  • Bag Limit 0

  • Gear Marine Life

  • License Required
    Recreational saltwater fishing license

  • Additional Notes
    Porkfish bag limit = zero when fishing for dinner.
    State regulations apply in Federal waters. Sale of recreationally caught organisms is prohibited.

    Porkfish are regulated by FWC as aquarium species, so you may collect them if you intend on displaying them in a saltwater aquarium. For more detailed regulations, see see MyFWC.com/AquariumSpecies.
    If you harvest any aquarium species, they must be kept alive and landed alive. They must be maintained in a continuously circulating live well, aeration or oxygenation system of adequate size to maintain these organisms in a healthy condition is required.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

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

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

  • 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.

  • Gigging 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.

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