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.
State Size & Creel Limits
Commercial/Recreational Cast Net
Live Bait Rules:
Commercial Hook and Line License
Recreational Gillnet Rules
Synopsis of Tarpon Law:
Synopsis of Oyster Rules
Commercial Shrimping Rules
Recreational Shrimping Rules
Commercial Party Boat:
Useful fishing regulations App for the Android or IPhone.
Marine Resources Jursidiction Map
State/Federal Jurisdiction Map