On June 12 NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office announced that the 2019 recreational fishing season for golden tilefish in South Atlantic federal waters would close on June 17, 2019. This closure only applies to the recreational fishery in federal waters south of the Virginia/North Carolina border.
The recreational golden tilefish fishery managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council in federal waters north of the VA/NC border is not closed.
For additional information about the South Atlantic golden tilefish closure, please see the bulletin posted on the Southeast Regional Office website, or visit the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council website.
For information about management of golden tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic (north of the VA/NC border), please visit https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/sustainable/species/tilefish/index.html.