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Reminder: Recreational Sector for Atlantic Cobia (Georgia Through New York) in Federal Waters Remains Closed Through 2017

August 09, 2017

FB17-045 South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin; For More Information, Contact: Karla Gore, karla.gore@noaa.gov, (727)-824-5305

Key Message:


NOAA Fisheries reminds the public that the 2017 Atlantic cobia season for the recreational sector remains closed in federal waters as announced on January 25, 2017 (FB17-004).  The recreational Atlantic cobia season is scheduled to re-open on January 1, 2018, at which time the new regulations outlined in the bulletin released on August 4, 2017 (FB17-044), will become effective.  NOAA Fisheries will announce any changes to the 2018 season through a Fishery Bulletin.


In addition, the 2017 commercial Atlantic cobia season remains open in federal waters.  The regulations for the commercial sector outlined in bulletin number FB17-044 are effective on September 5, 2017.

Where can I find more information on Atlantic cobia regulations?

  •  Contact NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Regional Office

 By Mail: Karla Gore

NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Regional Office

Sustainable Fisheries Division

263 13th Avenue South

St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5505

By FAX: (727) 824-5308

By Phone: (727) 824-5305


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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on March 14, 2019