Commercial and Recreational Regulations

Federal red snapper season will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from June 16, 2017 until September 4, 2017, including July 3rd and 4th.  Alabama state waters will match the federal season and will close Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, June 19, 2017.

**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.

Before heading offshore be sure to be aware of all federal shark regulations.  This short video will help you understand proper release techniques and which sharks are prohibited from capture.

 


Gillnet Regulation Changes:

2015 Gillnet Regulation

 

State Size & Creel Limits

 May 2017

Commercial/Recreational Cast Net

July 2016

 

Live Bait Rules:

 

Gillnet Area

May 2012

 

Commercial Hook and Line License

May 2017

 

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

June 2017

Oyster Harvesting Zones Map

 

Commercial Shrimping Rules
June 2017

Recreational Shrimping Rules

June 2017

Shrimp Regulation Map

 

Commercial Party Boat:

May 2017

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