Snapper, Lane

Shape

Synonyms

Lutjanus synagris

Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from December 13th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
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    Commercial Regulations
    8 inch minimum size limit (total length). No trip limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
    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
    Minimum Size: 8 inches total length
    Trip Limit: None
    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 degrees 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: Lane Snapper Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Vessel Limit 15

  • Aggregate Information Name: GSP Limit: 5

  • Closed Seasons from April 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Groupers, snappers, and parrotfishes have a combined bag limit of 5 per person per day or 15 per vessel per day, whichever is less.
    No minimum size

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Non-SS Circle Hook

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from December 13th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Recreational and commercial harvest of lane snapper in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 13, 2019. Recreational and commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2020.
    There is a twenty (20) fish aggregate creel limit for reef fish species for which there is no other creel limit. See outdooralabama.com for more details.
    Recreational seasons in Alabama state waters open and close along with federal regulations. See Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council regulations for closed seasons.

  • Vessel Limit 20

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Aggregate Information Name: Demersal Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Sportfishing Vessel limit for demersal fish is 20 fish or 60 pounds of fish.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from December 13th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019

  • License Required
    Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

  • Additional Notes
    Recreational and commercial harvest of lane snapper in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 13, 2019. Recreational and commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2020.
    Recreational anglers and charter captains are required to obtain a free Recreational Offshore Landing Permit to possess snapper, grouper, hind, tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, cobia, wahoo and dolphin. Anglers may register for or renew their permit at Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Minors (under 16) are not required to obtain a recreational offshore landing permit. Angling customers on a paid-for-hire charter trip ALSO do not need a permit.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: 20 Fish Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from December 13th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Recreational and commercial harvest of lane snapper in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 13, 2019. Recreational and commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2020.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

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

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Additional Notes
    For seasons, bag limits, size limits, or closures contact South Atlantic Council (SAMFC) at 1-843-571-4366 or safmc.net and see the most recent NCDENR Proclamation.

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only. No daily bag limit.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Snapper Limit: 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 8 in Total Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Closed Seasons from December 13th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Recreational and commercial harvest of lane snapper in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 13, 2019. Recreational and commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2020. No established bag limit. General limit of 100 pounds applies.
    Lane snapper are not included in the snapper aggregate limit in the Florida Gulf state waters.

  • 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.

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