Porgy, Jolthead

Shape

Synonyms

Calamus bajonado

Edibility

Very good

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 10

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Beginning March 30, 2020, new regulations will limit the harvest of any one species within the 20-fish aggregate bag limit to 10 fish. For more information: Learn about new regulations for other snapper grouper species, effective March 30, 2020. No minimum size limit.
    Must be landed with head and fins intact.

    If you are bringing fish back to the U.S. from the Bahamas by water, please see Bringing fish back from the Bahamas.

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    Federally Permitted Charter/Headboats: -If a federally permitted vessel fishing in federal waters catches a species that is closed to harvest in federal waters, the vessel is not allowed to retain that fish. -If a federally permitted vessel fishing in state waters catches a species that is closed to harvest in federal waters but open in state waters, the vessel is not allowed to retain that species. -If a federally permitted vessel fishing in federal waters catches a species that is closed to harvest in state waters but open to harvest in federal waters, they may retain that fish if they do not stop to fish in state waters when returning to port. All gear must be stowed.

    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters
    OPEN
    Size Limit: None
    Trip Limit: Limited access permit required.
    All species must be landed with head and fins intact.
    Commercial fishermen are required to use dehooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species. The use of non-stainless steel circle hooks (offset or non-offset) is required for all species in the snapper grouper complex when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters North of 28 degress N. latitude.
    After the commercial quota is met, all purchase and sale is prohibited and harvest and/or possession is limited to the recreational bag limit. This prohibition does not apply to fish harvested, landed, and sold prior to the quota being reached and held in cold storage by a dealer. Quotas are given in gutted weights.
    Commercial snapper grouper vessels must have onboard NMFS approved sea turtle release gear and follow smalltooth sawfish release protocol. See the Handling and Release Protocol from NOAA Fisheries or call 727-824-5312.
    Annual Catch Limit (ACL) – This species is managed under an ACL. See current information on Commercial ACLs (quotas) from NOAA Fisheries.

    For more information, see: Jolthead Porgy Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Vessel Limit 15

  • Aggregate Information Name: Other Reef Fish Limit: 5

  • Additional Notes
    You may harvest 5 "Other Reef Fish" per person per day or 15 "Other Reef Fish" per vessel per day, whichever is less. For a list of "Other Reef Fish" see NOAA Fisheries US Caribbean.
    Groupers, snappers, and parrotfishes are not included in "Other Reef Fish".

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum or maximum size limit. No closed season.

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. Bag limit = 100 pounds.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit. General limit of 100 pounds applies.

  • Additional Notes
    Hunting, trapping, netting, capture, or removal of any fish, turtle, crawfish, conch, whelk, or any marine and/or fisheries resource is prohibited. You are within a National Park managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Please contact 242-393-11317 for more information.

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here