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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-43-2017 REVISED

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VI. Red Snapper
For the two weekend periods beginning at 12:01 A.M., Friday, November 3 through midnight, Sunday, November 5, 2017 and from 12:01 A.M. Friday, November 10 through midnight Sunday November 12, 2017 no person may possess more than one red snapper per person per day. There is no minimum size limit.

VII. Vermilion Snapper

A. It is unlawful to possess vermilion snapper (beeliner) less than 12 inches total length.

B. It is unlawful to possess more than five (5) vermilion snapper per person per day.

VIII. Hogfish (hog snapper)

A. It is unlawful to possess hogfish less than 17 inches fork length.

B. It is unlawful to possess more than two hogfish per person per day.

IX. Other Snappers

A. It is unlawful to possess silk snapper, blackfin snapper, yellowtail snapper, cubera snapper, queen snapper and gray 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.

X. Red Porgy

A. It is unlawful to possess red porgy less than 14 inches total length.

B. It is unlawful to possess more than three (3) red porgies per person per day, or three (3) per person per trip, whichever is more restrictive.

XI. Other Porgies
The Porgies Complex includes jolthead porgy, knobbed porgy, whitebone porgy, saucereye porgy, and scup. These species are included in the twenty (20) fish in the aggregate per person per day recreational bag and possession limit in XVI.C.

XII. Golden Tilefish
The golden tilefish recreational season opened January 1, 2017 and is subject to the bag limits in XVI.B.

XIII. Blueline Tilefish
It is unlawful to possess blueline tilefish except from May 1 through August 31 each year, subject to the bag limits in XVI.B.

XIV. Gray Triggerfish

A. It is unlawful to possess gray triggerfish less than 12 inches fork length.
B. The gray triggerfish recreational season opened January 1, 2017 and is subject to the bag limits in XVI.C.

XV. Wreckfish

A. It is unlawful to possess more than one wreckfish per vessel per day.

B. It is unlawful to possess wreckfish except from July 1 through August 31 of each year.
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