Harvesting Grouper in the Bahamas

catchemupcatchemup Posts: 80 Greenhorn
Is it legal to keep Nassau grouper in the Bahamas as it is not in FL.?

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  • lbudlbud Posts: 1,009 Officer
    At times, There is a closed season..
    Live while You're breathing! It's Your only chance.....:grin
  • HootieHooHootieHoo Posts: 10 Greenhorn
    Nassau grouper is closed in the Bahamas from December 1 - February 28th.
    You cannot bring them back to the U.S. by boat even when the season is open in the Bahamas
  • catchemupcatchemup Posts: 80 Greenhorn
    HootieHoo wrote: »
    Nassau grouper is closed in the Bahamas from December 1 - February 28th.
    You cannot bring them back to the U.S. by boat even when the season is open in the Bahamas

    Thanks for your informative reply. Got a couple a few weeks ago and inadvertently broke the law when returning. Heading over again soon and now know how to handle it properly....must eat them up while there.
  • C Skip RC Skip R Posts: 124 Deckhand
    Although you cannot take them back to US by boat you can fly back with them to the US legally. Weird I know.
  • flounder2flounder2 Posts: 71 Greenhorn
    You may want to pass on taking the Nassaus - even if it is legal - they are in bad shape.
  • Reel MusselReel Mussel Posts: 231 Deckhand
    Large groupers are also known to carry ciguatera, be careful harvesting very large ones.

    Greg,

    2017 Cape Horn 24OS


  • CatalystCatalyst Posts: 199 Deckhand
    In addition to not being able to bring back Nassau Grouper, I verified with an FWC officer at the ramp the other day that when grouper/ any fish is closed here, you can not bring them back from Bahamas by boat.  So no Bahamas grouper or Hogfish until May 1.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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