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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-34-2013

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V. Other Jacks

For recreational purposes:
Almaco jack, banded rudderfish and lesser amberjack are part of the 20 fish in the aggregate per person per day recreational bag and possession limit in XII. F.

VI. Red Snapper

A. For recreational purposes:
It is unlawful to possess red snapper taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council for recreational purposes.

B. For commercial purposes:
It is unlawful to possess, sell or offer for sale red snapper taken from the waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

VII. Vermilion Snapper

A. For recreational purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess vermilion snapper (beeliner) less than 12 inches total length.
2. It is unlawful to possess more than five vermilion snapper per person per day.
3. It is unlawful to possess vermilion snapper (beeliner) taken from the waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council from November 1 through March 31.
B. For commercial purposes:
It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale vermilion snapper (beeliner) taken from the waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. The season will reopen at 12:01 A.M., July 1, 2013. During the closure, recreational bag and possession limits may be retained except by the captain and crew on charter vessels and headboats.

VIII. Other Snapper

A. It is unlawful to possess silk snapper, blackfin snapper, yellowtail snapper, dog snapper, cubera snapper, queen snapper, gray snapper and mahogany snapper less than 12 inches total length.

B. It is unlawful to possess mutton snapper less than 16 inches total length.

C. It is unlawful to possess Lane snapper less than 8 inches total length.

IX. Hogfish

A. For recreational purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess more than five hogfish (hog snapper) per person per day without a valid Federal Commercial South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper permit.
2. It is unlawful to possess hogfish less than 12 inches fork length.
B. For commercial purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess hogfish less than 12 inches fork length.
2. For a single day trip, it is unlawful to possess more than 150 pounds of hogfish per vessel, regardless of the number of persons onboard.
3. For trips of more than one day, it is unlawful to possess more than 100 pounds of hogfish per vessel, regardless of the number of persons onboard, for each additional day up to seven days. It is unlawful to possess more than 750 pounds of hogfish in seven days. Vessels targeting hogfish shall call in to Marine Patrol Communications at 800-682-2632 and report date of departure prior to leaving the dock.

X. Red Porgy

A. For recreational purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess red porgy less than 14 inches total length.
2. It is unlawful to possess more than three red porgies per person per day (or three per trip, whichever is more restrictive) without a valid Federal Commercial Snapper-Grouper permit.
B. For commercial purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess red porgy less than 14 inches total length.
2. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale or purchase red porgy from January 1 through April 30.
3. It is unlawful for a vessel with a valid Federal Commercial South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper permit to possess or land more than 120 individual red porgy per vessel per trip from May 1 through December 31.

XI. Wreckfish

For recreational purposes:
It is unlawful to possess more than one wreckfish per vessel per day.
It is unlawful to possess wreckfish except from July 1 through August 31 of each year.
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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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