2019 Specifications for the Monkfish Fishery

March 19, 2019

Monkfish fishery specifications for 2019 go into effect May 1, 2019.


We are implementing the 2019 specifications for the monkfish fishery as recommended by the Councils and projected in 2017. This action sets quotas for fishing year 2019 (May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020). The 2019 specifications are part of a multi-year approach that must be formally implemented each year. Table 1 summarizes the 2019 total allowable landings in both the Northern and Southern Fishery Management Areas. These measures are the same as measures implemented in 2017.

Table 1. Monkfish Specifications for Fishing Year 2019

Management Area

Total Allowable Landings

Northern Area

6,338 mt

Southern Area

9,011 mt

All other requirements remain the same.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on March 19, 2019