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Old 06-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

I was wondering if Nassau Grouper are legal to spear in the Bahamas. Last week I was told that they are protected year round but recently I have seen a lot of people spearing them. I appreciate any help, thanks.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

They are legal to spear in the Bahamas. They are protected here in the states.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

Thank you. That explains why this guy was looking at me funny when I swam right by him with my pole spear in hand
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #4
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Re: Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

Those little bastards know whats going on in the keys, last one i say was a fat nassau with ZERO concern of my presence. He popped his head out of rock, swam out giving a perfect side shot for about 10 seconds and then slowly made his way back in. I pointed my fingers with an imaginary gun and pretended to shoot him the whole friggin time.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:51 AM   #5
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Re: Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

Nassau grouper are not always legal to take in the Bahamas, the last few years they've been closing the season for 3 months in the winter.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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Re: Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

There is a SEASON on them in the Bahamas that is usually opposite of lobster season over there. Just make sure you know if season is in or not.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: Nassau Grouper in the Bahamas

As with turtle and conch, you can not bring back any part of a Nassau to the u.s.
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