Banded Rudderfish

Banded Rudderfish

Scientific Name

Seriola zonata

Harvest Limits

Sector Annual Catch Limit
Stock   Combined ACL for lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish – 312,000 pounds

Regulations

Recreational Commercial
Season Open year-round. If the sum of commercial and recreational landings reach the stock complex ACL, then harvest will be prohibited for the remainder of the year. Season Open year-round. If the sum of commercial and recreational landings reach the stock complex ACL, then harvest will be prohibited for the remainder of the year.
Minimum Size Limit 14-22 inch FL slot limit Minimum Size Limit 14-22 inch FL slot limit
Bag Limit 5 within the 5 fish combined bag limit of banded rudderfish and lesser amberjack. Trip Limit none
Permit State issued recreational license/angler registry, federal angler registry 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.