(D) North of Cape Hatteras scup recreational season is July 6 through September 26. In state coastal waters the minimum size is 8” TL and the bag limit is 50/day. In the EEZ, the minimum size limit is 10” TL and the bag limit is 30/day.
For black sea bass NORTH of Cape Hatteras, the size limit in state coastal waters and the EEZ is 12.5” TL with a bag limit of 20/day.
For black sea bass NORTH of Hatteras, the season is from May 19 through October 14; and November 1 through December 31, 2013.