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Old 01-01-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
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Fishing In The Bahamas

One regulation is that scale fish must be kept whole until landed - with head, tail and skin.

If a boat does not intend to use a marina or dock, is anchoring for the night the equivalent of landing?

If so, is fishing off your already anchored-for-the night/mutiple-nights vessel equivalent to fishing off land when it comes to this regulation?
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Menzies, I have spent many nights in the Bahamas on boats and ashore. While the laws are very specific, no one will give you any trouble for catching and cleaning a few fish to eat on the hook or otherwise. Be sure you have your cruising and fishing permits. The Bahemians (SP) are not interested in making life rough for you. They are interested in stopping commercial and poaching operations. If you are checked, which is a remote possibility, be polite and have your paperwork ready. It will be a quick and painless visit.
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Menzies, I have spent many nights in the Bahamas on boats and ashore. While the laws are very specific, no one will give you any trouble for catching and cleaning a few fish to eat on the hook or otherwise. Be sure you have your cruising and fishing permits. The Bahemians (SP) are not interested in making life rough for you. They are interested in stopping commercial and poaching operations. If you are checked, which is a remote possibility, be polite and have your paperwork ready. It will be a quick and painless visit.
What he said. ^

Don't sweat it. Just be aware of the season for Nassau grouper. Locals don't like it if you take them out of season.
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Tis' da islands mon! Just honor the spirit of the law and you will be fine.
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