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Commercial and Recreational Regulations

CURRENT RECREATIONAL FINFISH CLOSURES:

RECREATIONAL GOLIATH GROUPER HARVEST IS PROHIBITED

*GREATER AMBERJACK SEASON IS CLOSED

**RED SNAPPER AND GRAY TRIGGERFISH SEASONS ARE OPEN IN STATE WATERS ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY DURING THE MONTH OF JULY**

To stay up to date on the Federal openings and closings visit the NOAA Fisheries Service Bulletin page.

To view administrative code for Alabama Marine Resources regulations please click on:

http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/con_/220-3.pdf

To view all of Title 9, laws which govern marine fishing in Alabama, please click on:

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginie.asp

Gillnet Regulation Changes:


2012 Gillnet Regulation

State Size & Creel Limits 


  April 2014

 

Live Bait Rules:

 

Gillnet Area

June 2012

 

Commercial Hook and Line License

August 2013

 

Commercial Crabbing:

July 2012

 

 

Recreational Gillnet Rules

August 2013


Gillnet Closure in Old River

 Synopsis of Tarpon Law:

July 2012

Recreational Crabbing:

August 2013

 

Synopsis of Oyster Rules

July 2014

Oystery Harvesting Zone Map

 

Commercial Shrimping Rules
August 2012 

 

Recreational Shrimping Rules

August 2013

 

 

Federal Recreational Size/Bag Limits:
fed-rec-regs.pdf -
January, 1, 2014

Federal Commercial Size/Bag Limits:
fed-com-regs.pdf -
November 1, 2013

              

 

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 Marine Resources Jursidiction Map

August 2013

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