Commercial Mackerel Hook-and-Line Fishing Closing In Florida Subzone

Commercial fishing for Gulf group king mackerel in the Florida southern subzone is closed effective 12:01 am, local time, 17 March, 2013, for commercial hook-and-line vessels. NOAA Fisheries has determined the 2012/2013 commercial quota of 607,614 pounds of king mackerel from this subzone will be reached by this date. continue