All fishermen follow recreational bag limits on South Carolina artificial reefs

Effective on Jan. 30, 2012 harvest and possession of
snapper-grouper and coastal migratory pelagic species will be
limited to the recreational bag limit within designated special
management zones off South Carolina. This rule change will be
implemented through the NOAA Fisheries Service Comprehensive
Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 (CE-BA 2) and applies to both
commercial and recreational fishermen.

Special management zones encompass most of South Carolina’s
artificial reefs including BP-25, Beaufort 45, Betsy Ross, Bill
Perry, C.J. Davidson, Cape Romain, Capers, Charleston 60, Comanche,
Eagles Nest, Edisto 40, Edisto 60, Edisto Offshore, Fripp Island,
Georgetown, Greenville, Hilton Head, Hunting Island, Kiawah, Little
River Offshore, North Inlet, Paradise, Pawleys Island, Ten Mile,
Vermilion, Wayne Upchurch, Will Goldfinch and Y-73.

Legal fishing gear within the special management zones remains
limited to hand-held hook and line and spearfishing gear without


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