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2021-2023 Small-Mesh Multispecies Specifications


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Offshore Hake
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Shannah Jaburek, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 282-8456


This rule implements specifications for the 2021 fishing year, and projects specifications for fishing years 2022 and 2023, as recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council. This action also implements an increase of whiting possession limits to 15,000 lb on trips using gear with a mesh size less than 3 inches; and restores the in-season adjustment trigger for northern red hake to 90 percent. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures consistent with the most recent scientific information.

Supporting Materials


2021-23 Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2021 and projected 2022-2023 specifications for the small-mesh multispecies fishery.
January 31, 2022 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022