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Fishing year 2020 Possession and Trip Limit Increases for the Northeast Multispecies (New England Groundfish) Common Pool Fishery


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective March 11, 2021 through April 30, 2020
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9232


This action increases the possession and trip limits of Georges Bank cod, Gulf of Maine cod, Gulf of Maine haddock, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder, American plaice, and witch flounder for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2020 fishing year. This action will provide the common pool fishery greater opportunity to harvest, but not exceed, the annual quotas for these stocks. 

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/10/2021

Northeast Groundfish