Total Length Measurement
Total Length is now measured from the most forward point of the head, with the mouth closed, to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed, while the fish is lying on its side.
|Total Length Species Include:|
|Spotted Seatrout||(Angelfish, etc.)|
Fish regulated by fork length are measured from the tip of the jaw or tip of the snout with closed mouth to the center of the fork in the tail.
|Fork Length Species Include:|
|Hog Fish||Spanish Mackerel|
Fish regulated by lower jaw fork length are measured in a straight line from the anterior most part of the lower jaw (tip of the lower jaw) to the fork in the tail.
|Lower Jaw Fork Length Species Include:|