Recreational blueline tilefish in opens May 1

Published 5:57 pm Sunday, April 10, 2022

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The recreational sector for blueline tilefish in federal waters of the South Atlantic will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on May 1, 2022 and close at 12:01 a.m. local time July 26, 2022.

The 2022 recreational catch limit for blueline tilefish is 116,820 pounds whole weight.

The recreational sector for blueline tilefish in or from federal waters of the south Atlantic is typically open from May 1 through August 31 each year. However, if recreational landings for blueline tilefish reach or are projected to reach the recreational catch limit, NOAA Fisheries will close the recreational sector for the remainder of the fishing year.

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NOAA Fisheries projects the catch limit will be reached by July 26, 2022 and is closing the fishery to prevent the catch limit from being exceeded.

During a closure, the recreational bag and possession limit for blueline tilefish in or from the south Atlantic federal waters is zero.