Interim Final Rule; Fishing Year 2020 Recreational Management Measures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery

Overview

Description
This rule sets fishing year 2020 recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock.
Fishing Type
Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Interim Rule
Effective
08/13/2020
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9232

Summary

This rule sets fishing year 2020 recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine *(GOM) cod and haddock. This action is necessary to respond to updated catch and other scientific information. The measures are intended to ensure the recreational fishery achieves, but does not exceed, fishing year 2020 catch limits.  

The measures implemented by this action are the following:

  • GOM haddock:
    • Possession Limit: 15 fish
    • Minimum Size: 17 inches (43.18 cm)
    • Open Season: May 1 – February 28, April 1 - 30
  • GOM cod:
    • Possession Limit: 1 fish
    • Minimum Size: 21 inches (53.34 cm)
    • Open season (Private): September 15 - 30, April 1 - 14
    • Open Season (For-Hire) September 8 – October 7, April 1 - 14

Bulletins

NOAA Fisheries Sets 2020 Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock Recreational Regulations

NOAA Fisheries is setting Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod and haddock recreational…
August 13, 2020 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/13/2020