Blueline tilefish closes for recreational sector July 26

Published 7:20 am Saturday, July 23, 2022

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The recreational sector for blueline tilefish in federal waters of the South Atlantic will close one minute after midnight on July 26, 2022.

The fishery opened May 1, 2022.

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

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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.

The action is reported in NOAA Fishery Bulletin 22-043.