Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closure: Effective August 15, 2018

Overview

Description
Directed Illex Squid Fishery Closure
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
08/15/2018
Point of Contact
Alyson Pitts, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9352

Summary

Beginning August 15, 2018, through December 31, 2018, Federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb (4,535 kg) on Illex squid per trip per calendar day. This prohibition is effective when NMFS projects that 95 percent of the 2018 annual catch limit will have been caught by the effective date. This action is intended to prevent over harvest of Illex squid for the fishing year.

Bulletins

NOAA Fisheries Announces Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closure

Beginning August 15, 2018, through December 31, 2018, federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb (4,535 kg) on Illex squid per trip per calendar day.
August 10, 2018 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/10/2018