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Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in the Southern West Coast Florida Subzone

nmfs_logoThe daily vessel trip limit is reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015, for Gulf group king mackerel in the southern Florida west coast subzone. NMFS NOAA Fisheries is reducing the trip limit because 75 percent (or 413,586 pounds) of the 551,448-pound quota is projected to be taken. The 500-pound daily trip limit will remain in effect until the quota is reached or through the end of the fishing year, June 30, 2015, whichever occurs first. Read the rest here 09:39

Commercial king mackerel season closes noontime Friday

The closure was set based on data gathered by state biologists and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The data shows that the annual quota for king mackerel of 1.07 million pounds for the western zone of the Gulf of Mexico would be met by that time. [email protected] 07:08