Wreckfish might not be pretty to look at, but it’s wonderful to see a bunch of them in your boat. You can make a fine living commercially fishing American wild-caught wreckfish. As of this writing, they’re above target population levels and have been responsibly harvested. Even the bycatch is low. Now is the perfect time to start commercially fishing these, or even to take your business to the next level. Here at our site, you can find the South Atlantic Federal commercial fishing permits you need for these fish and others.
What to Keep in Mind About Fishing Wreckfish
As you know, you need a permit to fish these commercially. Additionally, you’ll need a permit to land and sell them, too. This permit will allow you to vertically hook and line these fish. That means you can’t utilize bottom longlining. While there’s plenty of opportunities to fish for these wreckfish, there will be limits. For example, recreational fishermen are allocated five percent of the annual catch limit. They won’t be much of a concern, however, as they’re on a strict bag limit by vessel and can only do so during the months of July and August.
Wreckfish Fishing Permits and Time
These permits only last for a year. They expire on January 14th of the following year of the issue date. So, if you get a permit to fish for wreckfish on July 15th, then it will expire on January 14th. However, we know that you don’t want to have to worry about that. That’s why, at our site, we make it possible to renew these for many years in advance. So, you don’t have to worry about your business every January 14th. Instead, you can just keep catching wreckfish.
When You Can’t Catch Wreckfish Even With a Permit
That January 14th deadline wasn’t chosen by accident. Commercial fishing of wreckfish is closed during their spawning season. That tends to last from the middle of January through the middle of April. So, even if you have a valid, legal permit, you won’t be able to fish for wreckfish during that time. This is for a good, valid reason of course: so that there are more wreckfish to catch during the summer.
Other Kinds of South Atlantic Federal commercial fishing permits
Wreckfish tend to weigh 40 to 60 pounds, so catching them can be difficult as well as lucrative. However, there are many, many different kinds of fish to catch in the South Atlantic region. That’s why we offer so many permits that enable you to do exactly that. If you go to our site, you’ll find that we offer easier access to the “Federal Permit Application for Vessels Fishing in The Exclusive Economic Zone.” The EEZ is exactly what it sounds like: a place where there are exclusive economic opportunities for commercial fishing companies. At Commercial Fishing Permits we have all of the permits and more that you need to take advantage of them. For more: (866) 292-4204.