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Attention Commercial Fishermen: Be sure you know the regulations!

September 11, 2014

Vermilion snapper  is closing 12:01 am September 12, 2014.  In addition to vermilion snapper, the snapper grouper fishery has MANY species closed to commercial harvest.  The following species are closed to commercial fishing:  golden tilefish (longline and hook and line), snowy grouper, almaco, banded rudder fish, lesser amberjack, blueline tilefish, yellowedge grouper, silk snapper, misty grouper, queen snapper, sand tilefish, black snapper, blackfin snapper, gray triggerfish, and red snapper.  All species listed above will reopen January 1, 2015.  If you don't like these closures, please contact the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and let them know you want year-round fisheries.

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