Scientific Name

Caulolatilus microps

Stock Assessment

SEDAR 32

SEDAR 50

Harvest Limits

    • Combined Stock ACL for goldface tilefish, blueline tilefish, and golden tilefish – 608,000 pounds
    • Commercial Stock ACL for goldface tilefish, blueline tilefish, and golden tilefish – 606,000 pounds
    • Commercial Stock ACT for goldface tilefish, blueline tilefish, and golden tilefish – 582,000 pounds

Regulations

Recreational Commercial
Season Open year-round. Season Open year-round.
Blueline tilefish is managed under an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program. Anyone commercially fishing for blueline tilefish must possess allocation and follow established protocols.
Minimum Size none Minimum Size none
Bag Limit Within the 20-reef fish aggregate bag limit which includes vermillion snapper, lane snapper, gray triggerfish, almaco jack, golden tilefish, goldface tilefish, and blueline tilefish. Trip Limit none
Permit State issued recreational license or Federal charter/headboat permit for reef fish Permit Commercial vessel permit for reef fish is required. Additionally, an eastern Gulf reef fish bottom longline endorsement required to use bottom longline for Gulf reef fish in the federal waters east of 85°30′ longitude.
Gear Non-stainless steel circle hooks are required when fishing with natural baits. At least one dehooking device is required and must be used to remove hooks. Gear Non-stainless steel circle hooks are required when fishing with natural baits. At least one dehooking device is required and must be used to remove hooks.