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King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in Federal Waters off Florida Between the Flagler/Volusia and Miami-Dade/Monroe County Lines

February 05, 2018

FB18-010 South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin; For More Information, Contact: Sustainable Fisheries, (727) 824-5305



  • On February 5, 2018, the daily vessel trip limit increased from 50 to 75 fish for commercial hook-and-line vessels fishing for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel in federal waters off Florida between the Flagler/Volusia and Miami-Dade/Monroe County lines.
  • The 75-fish daily vessel trip limit will remain in effect through February 28, 2018, unless the Southern zone’s quota is reached and the fishery is closed before the end of the fishing year.
  • On March 1, 2018, the new fishing year begins and a commercial trip limit of 50 fish will again be in effect for this area.

This bulletin provides only a summary of the existing regulations.  Full regulations can be found in the Federal Register or https://www.ecfr.gov



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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on March 13, 2019