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Final Rule to Implement 2021 Monkfish Fishing Year Quotas

March 11, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021

NOAA Fisheries is implementing monkfish quotas for the 2021 fishing year based on specifications approved by the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils. There were no overages in 2020, and there is no new biological information, so we are now finalizing the 2021 quotas that were previously announced in September 2020. The quotas are the same as the 2020 quotas and are in place until April 30, 2022.

 

Table 1.  Monkfish Specifications for Fishing Year 2021

Catch Limits

Northern Area

Southern Area

Acceptable Biological Catch

8,351

12,316

Annual Catch Limit

8,351

12,316

Management Uncertainty

3%

3%

Annual Catch Target (Total Allowable Landings + discards)

8,101

11,947

Discards

1,477

6,065

Total Allowable Landings

6,624

5,882

 

All other requirements remain the same.

 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on March 11, 2021