Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; Inseason Adjustment to the Skate Wing Possession Limit

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
04/09/2018
Point of Contact
Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9180.

Summary

NMFS announces the adjustment of the commercial per-trip possession limit in the skate wing fishery for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year, through April 30, 2018, based on a revised landings projection. This possession limit adjustment is necessary to allow fishermen the opportunity to fully harvest the remaining skate wing annual total allowable landings. This announcement also informs the public that the skate wing possession limit is increased until the end of the fishing year (April 30).

Bulletins

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/12/2018