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SizuperSizuper Posts: 293 Deckhand
Hi,
So I catch a lot of porkfish when I target shrimp-eaters on jetties and reefs, and sometimes they get big enough to be worth filleting. Being a grunt (even though they look like a porgy), I suspect they're pretty tasty, but I'm not sure they can be kept.

I always thought they'd be legal as an unregulated species, because there is no recreational regulations on them. BUT when I was perusing the regs one time, I noticed they're included in the chart for live marine harvest for putting in private fish tanks. The size limit is 1.5", but also in the fine print it says they have to be caught in a little net and kept alive.

Anyone know the scoop? Can you harvest porkfish for dinner, or just for the fish tank?

Thanks,
--Sizuper

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