NOAA Fishery Bulletin: Commercial Shallow-Water Grouper Closes Oct. 20, 2012

Commercial harvest of shallow-water grouper closing to vessels fishing in south Atlantic federal waters on October 20, 2012

The commercial harvest of shallow-water grouper in federal waters of the South Atlantic from North Carolina to Key West, Florida, will be closed, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time), October 20, 2012, through the remainder of the 2012 fishing year. A seasonal closure is in place for shallow-water grouper from January 1 until May 1. Therefore, commercial harvest of shallow-water grouper will not reopen until May 1, 2013.

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_ –– Source: NOAA Fisheries Service _