^ Recreational fishing limits are to change in 2017. Changes will be announced during the spring of 2017.
2) All billfish species and swordfish are measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the tail fork. These species are managed by NOAA's Highly Migratory Species Office. Please consult NOAA Fisheries for permitting requirements and regulations.
4 ) Federal rules apply beyond state waters. Consult NOAA Fisheries for permitting requirements and regulations.
5) It is unlawful to fish with hook and line gear in the from November 15 through January 31. It is unlawful to take cod from the from April 16 through July 21.
6 ) Striped bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail. The discard of dead legal sized striped bass is unlawful. The practice of high-grading, whereby legal sized striped bass are released in favor of larger fish caught subsequently is unlawful. Accordingly, it is also unlawful to keep a striped bass alive in water by attaching a line or chain to the fish (stringer), or placing it in a live well or holding car. Striped bass must be kept whole, meaning the head, tail, and body remain intact. Only evisceration is allowed. Permitted for-hire vessels may fillet striped bass for their customers.
7 ) These species are managed by NOAA’s Highly Migratory Species Office. Please consult NOAA Fisheries for permitting requirements and regulations.