Grouper Closed - Jan to April

Discussion in 'Fish Species and Techniques' started by Eastern Tackle, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Eastern Tackle

    Eastern Tackle Senior Member

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    In case you haven't heard

    News Release September 23, 2008

    Measures in Amendment 16 to end overfishing for gag include: a spawning season closure January through April for both commercial and recreational fishermen for gag and other shallow water groupers including black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind rock hind, yellowmouth grouper, tiger grouper, yellowfin grouper, graysby, and coney.
     
  2. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    they are protecting small reef fishes it seems for a window of time.
     

  3. oldtrackster

    oldtrackster Senior Member

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    they are protecting small reef fishes it seems for a window of time.

    Thats how it starts. In later years there will be a 60 day season for groupers and snappers will be the 2nd and 3rd weekends of May. At least they are claiming to stop commercials as well, that suprises me.
     
  4. xs_tackle

    xs_tackle Senior Member

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    In case you haven't heard

    News Release September 23, 2008

    Measures in Amendment 16 . . .


    The notice seems to pertain federal waters of the South Atlantic, not the Gulf of Mexico.