Northeast Multispecies Fishery: Fishing Year 2019 Recreational Management Measures

Overview

Fishing Type
Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
07/05/2019
Point of Contact
Emily Keiley, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9116
Affected Species

Summary

The 2019 Gulf of Maine cod and haddock recreational management measures have changed. We are opening a 2-week season (September 15-30) for Gulf of Maine cod, the possession limit will be 1 fish per person, and the minimum size will be 21 inches. We are also increasing the possession limit for Gulf of Maine haddock from 12 to 15 fish, and have removed the fall closure to increase access to this healthy stock.

This action also decreases the minimum size of Georges Bank cod to 21 inches. The possession limit and season remain the same.  

Bulletins

Reminder: Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock Recreational Measures

The Gulf of Maine recreational cod season closes for the remainder of the fishing year on October 1.
September 26, 2019 -

Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishing Year 2019 Recreational Rules

New rules open Gulf of Maine cod season, increase Gulf of Maine haddock possession limits, and reduce Georges Bank cod minimum size.
July 03, 2019 -
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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 07/05/2019

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