Commercial and Recreational Regulations

**Recreational harvest of greater amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on March 24, 2017, and will remain closed until January 1, 2018.

Gillnet Regulation Changes:

2015 Gillnet Regulation


State Size & Creel Limits

 August 2016

Commercial/Recreational Cast Net

July 2016


Live Bait Rules:


Gillnet Area

May 2012


Commercial Hook and Line License

April 2016


Commercial Crabbing:

September 2015



Recreational Gillnet Rules

September 2015

Gillnet Closure in Old River

 Synopsis of Tarpon Law:

September 2015

Recreational Crabbing:

August 2013


Synopsis of Oyster Rules

April 2016

Oyster Harvesting Zones Map


Commercial Shrimping Rules
October 2015


Recreational Shrimping Rules

September 2015


Commercial Party Boat:

September 2015

Federal Recreational Size/Bag Limits
 January, 1, 2017

Federal Commercial Size/Bag Limits
January 1, 2017



 Useful fishing regulations App for the Android  or IPhone.

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management regulation App for iPhone or Android

 Marine Resources Jursidiction Map

August 2013

State/Federal Jurisdiction Map

July 2015