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Old 06-05-2015, 11:41 AM
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Default What are the laws around immediately cooking fish on board?

Seeing that the ARS season will be closed in 2015 for South Atlantic, I thought I remembered somewhere that you can keep out of season fish for immediate consumption - something about it being legal if its under a certain amount - and that you have the means to cook it on board...

Or am I completely full of shit?
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:52 AM
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out-of-season is out-of-season
If you have fillets on board, you better be ready to eat them raw if you can't cook them and eat them when johnny law finds them on board.
And you can't bring ashore filleted fish of any sort.
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In Virginia you can get fined for using flounder belly for bait. Same as having undersized fish.
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I believe you can consume out of season if you are in a true survival situation.
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I believe you can consume out of season if you are in a true survival situation.
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most fisheries are closed due to bad reporting and crappy test methods, so if i'm catchin,i;m eatin, aside from undersized of female w/eggs..its all fair game.
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If its a legal fish,You can cut some meat off fish but fish has to remain together from head to tail until off the boat
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Seems like I've heard 8 oz per day is your consumption-at-sea limit. Sorry I can't offer anything more reliable.
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The answer is obvious Chip!!!
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Sorry, but I don't know how to turn that picture. Oooooppppps

Kill it & grill it! LOLOLOLOL
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This is America where it's easier to say I'm sorry than it is to ask for permission.
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Originally Posted by cappy tan View Post
most fisheries are closed due to bad reporting and crappy test methods, so if i'm catchin,i;m eatin, aside from undersized of female w/eggs..its all fair game.
folks like you are why the FWC harasses folks on boats more than folks on land.
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Originally Posted by chimmike View Post
folks like you are why the FWC harasses folks on boats more than folks on land.
Yea, i'm quite sure thats the reason....lol
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Originally Posted by Because Boat View Post
I believe you can consume out of season if you are in a true survival situation.
Like This:

A man is caught sitting at a make-shift campfire by a forest ranger, and to the ranger's horror, the man is eating a bald eagle. The man is consequently put in jail for the crime. On the day of his trial, the conversation went something like this:

JUDGE: "Do you know that eating a bald eagle is a federal offense?"

MAN: "Yes I do. But if you let me argue my case, I'll explain what happened."

JUDGE: "Proceed."

MAN: "I got lost in the woods. I hadn't had anything to eat for two weeks. I was so hungry. Next thing I see is a Bald Eagle swooping down at the lake for some fish. I knew that if I followed the Eagle I could maybe steal the fish. I caught up with the eagle who landed on a tree stump to eat the fish. I threw a stone toward the eagle hoping he would drop the fish and fly away. Unfortunately, in my weakened condition, my aim was off, and the rock hit the eagle squarely on his poor little head, and killed it. I thought long and hard about what had happened, but figured that since I killed it I might as well eat it since it would be more disgraceful to let it rot on the ground."

JUDGE: "The court will take a recess while I consider your testimony."

(15 minutes goes by and the judge returns.)

JUDGE: "Due to the extreme circumstance you were under and because you didn't intend to kill the eagle, the court will dismiss the charges."

The Judge then leans over the bench and whispers: "If you don't mind my asking, what does a bald eagle taste like?"

MAN: "Well your honor, it is hard to explain. The best I can describe it is somewhere between a California Condor and a Spotted Owl."
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Sometimes I drive 57mph in a 55mph zone, I don't tell anyone about that either (til now).
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
Sometimes I drive 57mph in a 55mph zone, I don't tell anyone about that either (til now).
Precisely.
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In NJ it's against the law to cut a fish that as any size limit on it Fluke/flounder. There may be other restrictions too.
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What happens on the boat stays on the boat.
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BC, Actually dealt with this question when we went to Marathon. If you have a device on board to cook fish, you can indeed have 1.5 pounds of cleaned fish (head and fins removed) for personal consumption. Not clear in the regs but I don't think this would apply for out of season fish. And as far as I know, this is only for the GOM.

Here is where we got info:

http://gulfcouncil.org/fishing_regul...egulations.pdf

Oh, yeah. Waaaay down on page 9.
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