Catch & Release Only For Atlantic Marlin 2020 - The Fisherman

Catch & Release Only For Atlantic Marlin 2020

Based on the best available landings information, NOAA Fisheries has determined that the Atlantic blue marlin, white marlin, and roundscale spearfish 250-landings limit has been met and exceeded for 2020. Under applicable regulations, only catch-and-release fishing is permitted for these species for the rest of the year.

As of September 30, 2020, NOAA Fisheries is requiring catch-and-release fishing only for Atlantic blue marlin, white marlin, and roundscale spearfish in all areas of the Atlantic Ocean through December 31, 2020.

Anglers who may encounter Atlantic billfish are reminded to handle fish in a manner that will maximize survival, and without removing the fish from the water.

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