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Framework Adjustment 13 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan


Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9232


This action is proposing to approve and implement specifications submitted by the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils in Framework Adjustment 13 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. This action would set monkfish specifications for fishing years 2023 through 2025, adjust annual Days-At-Sea allocations, and increase the minimum gillnet mesh size for vessels fishing on monkfish Days-At-Sea from 10 inches to 12 inches. This action is needed to establish allowable monkfish harvest levels and management measures that will prevent overfishing and reduce bycatch.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/26/2023