Northeast Multispecies Fishery: Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the Common Pool Fishery

Overview

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Witch Flounder - Ocean Explorer

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
April 12-30, 2019
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9232

Summary

This action closes the Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area to Northeast multispecies common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear through April 30, 2019. The closure is required because the common pool fishery is projected to have caught over 90 percent of its Trimester 3 quota for witch flounder. This closure is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool’s quota for this stock.

Federal Register

Bulletins

Closure of the Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area

Effective at 0845 hours on April 12, 2019, statistical areas 512, 513, 514, 515, 521, 522, and 525 are closed for the remainder of Trimester 3, through April 30, 2019 to common pool vessels.
April 12, 2019 -

Last updated on 04/12/2019