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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-43-2013

Marine Fisheries

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IV. Greater Amberjack

A. For recreational purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess greater amberjack less than 28 inches fork length.
2. It is unlawful to possess more than one greater amberjack per person per day.
B. For commercial purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess greater amberjack less than 36 inches fork length. 2. It is unlawful to sell or purchase greater amberjack less than 36 inches fork length.
C. It is unlawful to possess more than one greater amberjack per person per day without a valid Federal Commercial South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper permit.

D. It is unlawful for a vessel with a valid Federal Commercial South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Permit to possess more than 1,200 pounds (gutted weight) of greater amberjack per trip.

E. It is unlawful to possess more than one greater amberjack per person per day, or one per trip (whichever is more restrictive) during the month of April.

F. It is unlawful to sell or purchase greater amberjack during any season closure for greater amberjack.

V. Other Jacks

A. 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.

B. For commercial purposes:
It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale almaco jack, banded rudderfish and lesser amberjack 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., January 1, 2014. Possession limits for these species are restricted to those in XII. F. below.

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:
Effective at 12:01 A.M. Monday, August 26, 2013, it is unlawful for a vessel with a valid Federal Commercial South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Permit to possess more than 75 pounds (gutted weight) of red snapper per trip. There is no minimum size limit. This season will end when the annual catch limit is projected to be met.

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.
B. For commercial purposes:
1. It is unlawful to possess vermilion snapper (beeliner) less than 12 inches total length.
2. It is unlawful for a vessel with a valid Federal Commercial South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Permit to possess more than 1,000 pounds (gutted weight) of vermilion snapper per trip.
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