Porgy, Scup

Shape

Synonyms

Stenotomus chrysops

Edibility

Very good

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 10

  • Gear Reef Fish Gear

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    A descending device is required on board all vessels fishing for or possessing snapper and grouper species in federal waters of the South Atlantic. The descending device must be readily available for use and attached to at least 16 ounces of weight and at least 60 feet of line. Get more information at Best Fishing Practices Webpage Beginning March 30, 2020, new regulations will limit the harvest of any one species within the 20-fish aggregate bag limit to 10 fish. For more information: Learn about new regulations for other snapper grouper species, effective March 30, 2020. No minimum size limit.
    North of Cape Hatteras (35 deg 15.0321' N) the minimum size limit is 9 inches Total Length and the bag limit is 50 per person per day.
    Must be landed with head and fins intact.
    If you are bringing fish back to the U.S. from the Bahamas by water, please see Bringing fish back from the Bahamas.

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    Federally Permitted Charter/Headboats: -If a federally permitted vessel fishing in federal waters catches a species that is closed to harvest in federal waters, the vessel is not allowed to retain that fish. -If a federally permitted vessel fishing in state waters catches a species that is closed to harvest in federal waters but open in state waters, the vessel is not allowed to retain that species. -If a federally permitted vessel fishing in federal waters catches a species that is closed to harvest in state waters but open to harvest in federal waters, they may retain that fish if they do not stop to fish in state waters when returning to port. All gear must be stowed.

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    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters (in the case of scup, South of Cape Hatteras):
    OPEN
    Size Limit: None
    Trip Limit: None
    Commercial fishermen are required to use dehooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species. A descending device is required on board all vessels fishing for or possessing snapper and grouper species in federal waters of the South Atlantic. The descending device must be readily available for use and attached to at least 16 ounces of weight and at least 60 feet of line. Get more information at Best Fishing Practices Webpage. The use of non-stainless steel hooks is required when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits. The use of non-offset, non-stainless steel circle hooks is required for all species in the snapper grouper complex when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters North of 28 degrees N. latitude.
    Limited access permit required.

    For more information, see: SAFMC Scup Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 50

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Vessels with a Federal permit are subject to the most restrictive regulations, either Federal or State (based on state where you land). To see regulations for a particular state, 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 cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be 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.

  • Bag Limit 30

  • Vessel Limit 150

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from January 1st, 2019 to April 12th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Regulations shown are for Private anglers.
    For-hire season April 13 - April 30, min size = 9", bag limit = 30 fish/angler;
    For-hire bonus open season is May 1 - June 30, min size = 9", bag limit = 50 fish/angler;
    For-hire regular open season is July 1 - Dec 31, min size = 9", bag limit = 30 fish/angler.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • License Required
    Eligible for NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament managed by Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Additional Notes
    South of Cape Hatteras (35 deg 15.0321' N Latitude) Scup is included in 20 per person per day reef fish species bag limit. North of Cape Hatteras bag limit increases to 50 fish per person per day.

  • Bag Limit 50

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 30

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

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

  • Additional Notes
    For anglers aboard licensed party/charter boats, the bag limit are as follows:
    Sept 1 - Oct 31: bag limit 50 scup per person
    A party/charter boat customer who lands and possesses more than 30 scup must obtain a dated original fare receipt from the licensed vessel.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size.

  • Bag Limit 30

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Minimum size of 8 inches for anglers fishing from shore only at While fishing from shore at India Point Park in Providence; Conimicut Park in Warwick; Rocky Point, Warwick; Stone Bridge in Tiverton; East and West Walls (Harbor of Refuge), Narragansett; Fort Wetherill, Jamestown; and Fort Adams, Newport. Party and Charter vessels: 9 inch minumum size, 30 fish/angler January 1 - Aug. 31 50 fish/angler September 1 - Oct. 31 30 fish/angler November 1 - December 31

  • Bag Limit 50

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • License Required
    All saltwater anglers must register with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. To register, visit http://www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov

  • Bag Limit 30

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 50

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 30

  • Measurements Min Size: 9 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    For scup taken at Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing Sites the minimum size is 8 inches; see CT Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing.
    Party/Charter Vessel Bonus Season - for paying passengers only - 50 fish per angler per day from September 1 through October 31.
    Open for harvest year round - for additional information, see CT DEEP Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations.

  • Bag Limit 50

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    These regulations apply in North Carolina state waters north of Cape Hatteras (35 deg 15.0321' N Latitude).
    In the EEZ (Federal waters) North of Cape Hatteras minimum size limit is 9 inches TL and bag limit is 50 fish per person per day.

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