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Changes to Cod and Haddock Recreational Regulations in the Gulf of Maine for Fishing Year 2022

Overview

Fishing Type
Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
08/30/2022
Point of Contact
Kyle Molton, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9236

Summary

The recreational fishery for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock is managed under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. The Plan provides the Regional Administrator authority, in consultation with the New England Fishery Management Council, to develop recreational management measures to ensure that the recreational catch limits for these stocks are achieved, but not exceeded.

After consultation with the Council, we have implemented changes to Gulf of Maine cod and haddock recreational management measures as recommended by the Council.

Haddock

Cod

Possession Limit

Minimum Size (inches)

Open Season

Possession Limit

Minimum Size

Open Season (Private)

Open Season (For-Hire)

New Measures

20

17

May 1 - February 28, April 1 - 30

1

22

September 1 – October 7, April 1 - 14

September 1 – October 7, April 1 - 14

Bulletins

NOAA Fisheries Approves Changes to Cod and Haddock Recreational Regulations in the Gulf of Maine for Fishing Year 2022

NOAA Fisheries has set Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod and haddock recreational measures for fishing year 2022.
August 30, 2022 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/30/2022

Recreational Fishing