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Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery Will be Closed
Written by Rod Houck   
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:11

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Effective November 1, 2012 the Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery Will be Closed for 2012 Fishing Year

Black Sea BassNOAA Fisheries today announced that the 2012 black sea bass recreational harvest limit has been reached. Effective 0001 hours, November 1, 2012, no one may fish for or possess black sea bass in Federal waters for the remainder of the 2012 calendar year, unless issued a commercial moratorium permit and fishing commercially.

This closure also applies to vessels issued a Federal party/charter permit fishing in state waters. Vessel owners issued Federal permits are reminded that they must continue to complete and submit vessel logbooks.


>The state will meet and most likely fall inline with the Federal Closure as well.

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