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Hogfish Harvest Closing in the Gulf of Mexico

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US - The possession or harvest of hogfish in the Gulf of Mexico federal waters will be prohibited, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) December 2, 2013, until 12:01 a.m. (local time) January 1, 2014.

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NOAA Fisheries has determined the 2013 annual catch limit of 208,000 pounds of hogfish has been harvested. This closure is necessary to protect the hogfish resource.

During the closure:

  • Commercial and recreational harvest or possession of hogfish is prohibited.
  • The closure applies in both state and federal waters for vessels that have a valid Gulf of Mexico reef fish charter/headboat permit or commercial reef fish permit.
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