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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 07, 2019

FB19-005: South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Sustainable Fisheries 727-824-5305


  • On February 7, 2019, 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, 2019, unless the Southern zone’s quota is reached and the fishery is closed earlier.
  • On March 1, 2019, 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 at



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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on February 06, 2020