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Proposed Rule for 2021-2023 Small-Mesh Multispecies Specifications


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Offshore Hake
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9180


This rule proposes specifications for the 2021 fishing year, and projects specifications for fishing years 2022 and 2023, as recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council. This action also proposes to increase whiting possession limits to 15,000 lb on trips using gear with a mesh size less than 3 inches; and to restore the in-season adjustment trigger for northern red hake to 90 percent. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures consistent with the most recent scientific information.

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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 06/11/2021