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    Default 2016 Cobia Season

    Everyone should take a look at this if they fish inshore. Cobia is closed June 20, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 in Federal waters.


    http://www.inthebite.com/2016/03/cob...-june-20-2016/

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    Yet the commercial guys can still catch them? That some buerocratic BS!!!! That's an onshore trophy fish in NJ. It said federal waters in the article so my question is that the 3 mile and out area only?

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    I read it 3 miles and out? Yes?
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    yeah fed waters.. can still keep the nj regs

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    i can't see myself keeping a cobia after the pictures are taken

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    This is BS....Cobia is a hell of a catch in NJ and even better eating.


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    Damn those non English speaking minorities.

    They did it to the passenger pigeon, almost the American Buffalo, and now Cobia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esox1 View Post
    i can't see myself keeping a cobia after the pictures are taken
    Have to disagree with this my brother......Behind a wahoo, there may not be a better fish to eat... if I catch another one, and I am inside the line, it's going in the box.


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    We caught our first Hoo last year, and it was absolutely fantastic.
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    If it is only in US federal waters (US territorial waters), and not the federal EEZ, then that means from 3 to 12 miles out.

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    NMFS at it's best(worst) again. They are taking more and more of our quota away every year. We got lucky in Florida this year but it's only a matter of time.

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    Nevermind, the closure includes the EEZ, so from 3 to 200nm off

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    WHHHHAAAATTTT, My top three best eating fish are wahoo, Cobia, and trigger fish. I don't catch any Yellowfin so don't rate them but they would probably be number 2.
    Quote Originally Posted by Esox1 View Post
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    The NJ Marine Digest is silent on Cobia limits. So can you bring one home to NJ ports or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaSport87 View Post
    Yet the commercial guys can still catch them? That some buerocratic BS!!!! That's an onshore trophy fish in NJ. It said federal waters in the article so my question is that the 3 mile and out area only?

    The cobia closure was in no way caused by commercial landings. It was the result of bull**** stock and landings assessments and a large overage by the recreational sector, plain and simple. Turning this into another reason to bash the commercial fisherman is short sighted at best, and uneducated for sure. Do you know what the commercial limit on cobia is in the South Atlantic? Answer two fish at 33 inch fork length. Do you know how many commercial grouper snapper permits are being actively fished in the south atlantic? Less than 500. What was the recreational landing and commercial landing for 2015? Recreational Landings -1,240,776 pounds, Commercial landings- 60,000 pounds. Commercial landings did not exceed it's quota, recreational landing exceeded the quota by 910,776 pounds. Since cobia is a federally managed species, I believe that catching them in State waters has no bearing due to it is regulated through landings.

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