Recreational Harvest of Golden Tilefish Will Close in Federal Waters of South Atlantic on June 17, 2019

June 12, 2019

FB19-032: South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Mary Vara, mary.vara@noaa.gov, (727) 824-5305

WHAT/WHEN:

  • The 2019 recreational fishing season for golden tilefish in South Atlantic federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on June 17, 2019.  Recreational harvest for the 2020 fishing year in South Atlantic federal waters will open at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2020.

 

WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING:

  • The 2019 golden tilefish recreational catch limit is 2,316 fish.  Reports indicate that recreational landings have reached the 2019 recreational catch limit.
  • According to the regulations, NOAA Fisheries must close the recreational sector when the recreational catch limit has been reached.  This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish population. 

 

DURING THE CLOSURE:

  • Recreational harvest or possession of golden tilefish in or from federal waters of the South Atlantic is prohibited. 

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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on September 27, 2019