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King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in Florida West Coast Northern Subzone

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US - The daily vessel trip limit has been reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, October 13, 2014, for king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern subzone.

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This subzone is located in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico east of the Alabama/Florida state line and along Florida's west coast to the Lee/Collier County line (see Eastern Zone, Northern Subzone in map below).

NOAA Fisheries is reducing the trip limit because 75 per cent (or 134,136 pounds) of the 178,848-pound quota is projected to have been taken by this time.

The 500-pound daily trip limit will remain in effect until the quota is reached or through the end of the fishing year, June 30, 2015, whichever occurs first.

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