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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States: Monkfish Fishery; 2018 Monkfish Specifications


Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Allison Murphy, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9122.


We are implementing specifications for the 2018 monkfish fishery, including total allowable landings limits, trip limits, and day-at-sea limits. This action is necessary to ensure allowable monkfish harvest levels that will prevent overfishing and allow harvesting of optimum yield. This action is intended to establish the allowable 2018 harvest levels, consistent with the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan and previously announced multi-year specifications.

Federal Register


Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 10/25/2018