Commercial Fishing

January - April 2012

Flounder:

Quota Catch
74,000 lbs 4,294 lbs
   

Red Drum:

Quota Catch
35,000 lbs 16,707 lbs
   

Spotted Seatrout:

Quota Catch
40,000 lbs CLOSED 05/19/12

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the current year, when landing reports, as required by law, indicate that the 35,000-pound catch limit for red drum or the 40,000-pound catch limit for spotted seatrout or the 74,000-pound limit for flounder has been reached, DMR will, with adequate notice, issue a news release and public notice closing state waters to commercial fishing for red drum, spotted seatrout or flounder for the remainder of that fishing year.

Commercial Quota 2018

 

FLOUNDER: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2018

Total Allowable Catch Catch
74,000 LBS. 9,688 LBS.
 OPEN  

RED DRUM: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2018

Total Allowable Catch Catch
60,000 LBS. 60,000 LBS.
CLOSED  

SPOTTED SEATROUT:  FEBRUARY - OCTOBER 2018

Total Allowable Catch Catch
50,000 LBS.

50,000 LBS.

CLOSED 

 

 

         

RED DRUM TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH (TAC)

From and after October 1, 2015 the annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) fro commercial landings of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) will be set at sixty thousand (60,000) pounds. The TAC shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31 of each year. The commercial TAC for the fishing season shall be divided into three four month periods as follows: January 1 - April 30 20,000 pounds; May 1 - August 31 20,000 pounds; September 1 - December 31 20,000 pounds. In the event the commercial TAC is not met or exceeded in any time period, the pounds shall be added or subtracted to the following time period.

FLOUNDER TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH (TAC)

Between January 1 and December 31 of the current year, when landing reports, as required by law, indicate that the 74,000-pound TAC for Flounder (Paralichthys sp.) have been reached, DMR will, with adequate notice, issue a news release and public notice closing state waters to commercial fishing for Flounder for the remainder of that fishing year.

SPOTTED SEATROUT TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH (TAC)

From and after February 1, 2013 the annual TAC for commercial landings of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) will be set at 50,000 pounds. The 2016 commercial fishing season for landing spotted seatrout will begin on February 1, 2016 and end October 31, 2016 and each subsequent year thereafter. The commercial TAC for the fishing season shall be divided into four month periods as follows: February 1 - May 31 = 25,000 pounds; June 1 - October 31 = 25,000 pounds. In the event the commercial TAC is not met or exceeded in the first time period (February 1 - May 31) the pounds will be added or subtracted to the second time period (June 1 - October 31).