Golden tilefish recreational harvest closes Monday

Published 11:34 am Sunday, September 19, 2021

NOAA Fisheries bulletin 21-062 closes the recreational harvest of golden tilefish in federal waters of the South Atlantic at 12:01 a.m. (local time), Sept. 20, 2021.

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-53-2021 also closes the recreation harvest of golden tilefish in state waters at the same time on Sept. 20, 2021.

All harvest or possession of golden tilefish in or from South Atlantic federal waters is now prohibited, as the commercial fishing season is also closed for 2021.

The 2021 golden tilefish recreational catch limit is 2,316 fish. Reports indicate that recreational landings have reached the 2021 recreational catch limit.

Recreational harvest for the 2022 fishing year in South Atlantic federal waters will open at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on Jan. 1, 2022.

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