Grouper Ban Strains S.C. Seafood Industry

It will be months before James Clark, the executive chef at Waterscapes at the Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach, serves up another grouper platter to his patrons.

A four-month ban enacted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council means no grouper for his restaurant.

The ban – which started Jan. 1 and runs through April 30 – prohibits commercial and recreational fishermen from keeping the shallow-water grouper that is caught in federal and state Atlantic waters from North Carolina to Key West, Fla., as well as state waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

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