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Gulf of Maine Cod and Witch Flounder Trip Limit Increases for the Common Pool Fishery


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule


This action increases the possession and trip limits of Gulf of Maine cod and witch flounder for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year, in order to provide the common pool fishery greater opportunity to harvest, but not exceed, its annual quota for these stocks.


Northeast Multispecies Common Pool Vessels Possession and Trip Limit Increase for Gulf of Maine Cod and Witch Flounder

From March 13 through April 30, common pool fishermen in the Northeast groundfish fishery can catch more Gulf of Maine cod and witch flounder.
March 12, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/12/2019