Federal Shrimp Permit Requirement (South Atlantic)

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NOAA Fisheries recently issued a reminder to shrimpers harvesting penaeid shrimp (white, pink, and brown shrimp) in federal waters of the South Atlantic Region, that for a person aboard a trawler to fish for penaeid shrimp or possess penaeid shrimp in or from federal waters, a valid federal commercial vessel permit for South Atlantic penaeid shrimp is required (50 C.F.R. ยง 622.200).

The South Atlantic Region federal waters are those waters 3-200 nautical miles offshore North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the east coast of Florida.

A separate federal commercial vessel permit is required to fish for or possess rock shrimp in the South Atlantic Region federal waters.

For more information, contact the Permits Office at 1-877-376-4877, or visit:

source: NOAA Fisheries

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