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Marine Fisheries - RCGL Shrimp Pound

Marine Fisheries

RCGL Shrimp Pound

(Effective April 1, 2009)

Gear Requirements – One pound used to take shrimp. Each lead must be 10 feet in length or less with a minimum mesh size of 1 ½ inches. Enclosures are to be constructed of stretched mesh of 1 ¼ inches or greater and all dimensions must be 36 inches or less.

Attendance – Shrimp pounds must be attended at all times and must be removed from the water when not being fished.

Marking Requirements – one floating buoy any shade of hot pink (see Buoy Requirements) attached to the offshore lead of the pound.

Distance Requirement – A RCGL shrimp pound must not be set within 100 yards of another RCGL shrimp pound or within 300 yards of an operational commercially permitted pound.

Shrimp Possession Limit
48 qts. (heads on) 30 qts. (heads off) one RCGL holder aboard vessel
96 qts. (heads on) 60 qts. (heads off) more than one RCGL holder aboard vessel

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