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Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery: Inseason Adjustment to the Northern Red Hake Possession Limit


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9180.


This action reduces that the commercial per-trip possession limit for northern red hake for the remainder of the 2018 fishing year. Regulations governing the small-mesh multispecies fishery require this action because the northern red hake fishery is projected to reach 37.9 percent of its total allowable landing limit for the year. This action is intended to prevent this limit from being exceeded. This announcement also informs the public of the reduced northern red hake possession limit.

Federal Register


2018 Northern Red Hake Possession Limit Reduction

The northern red hake commercial possession limit has been reduced from 3,000 lb to the incidental limit of 400 lb per trip effective February 27, 2019.
February 27, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 02/27/2019