A. Minimum Size.
(1) A recreational angler may not catch or possess a croaker less than 9 inches total length.
(2) A person licensed to catch finfish for sale may not catch or possess a croaker less than 9 inches total length.
B. Recreational Catch Limit. Except for a person licensed to catch finfish for sale, a person may not catch or possess more than 25 croaker per day.
C. Commercial Season. The commercial season for taking croaker is March 16 through December 31.
(1) The Secretary may modify catch limits or open or close a season for croaker by publishing notice in a daily newspaper of general circulation at least 48 hours in advance, stating the effective hour and date of the modification.
(2) The Secretary shall make a reasonable effort to disseminate public notice of a modification under §D(1) of this regulation through various other media so that an affected person has reasonable opportunity to be informed of the modification.