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2019 Illex Squid Quota Harvested


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Alyson Pitts, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9352


Beginning August 21, 2019, through December 31, 2019, Federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb (4,535 kg) of Illex squid per trip, and from landing Illex squid more than once per calendar day. This prohibition is effective when NOAA Fisheries projects that 95 percent of the 2019 annual catch limit will have been caught by the effective date.This action is intended to prevent over harvest of Illex squid for the fishing year.

Federal Register


Closure of the Directed Federal Illex Squid Fishery

We are announcing the closure of the Directed Federal Illex Squid Fishery. Illex squid landings are limited to 10,000 lb per day. Effective August 21, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
August 16, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/19/2022