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Final Rule to Implement 2022 Monkfish Fishing Year Quotas

April 20, 2022

Effective May 1, 2022

NOAA Fisheries is implementing monkfish quotas for the 2022 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 2022 quotas that were previously announced in September 2020.  The quotas are the same as the 2020 and 2021 quotas and are in place from May 1, 2022 until April 30, 2023.

 

Table 1 -- Monkfish Specifications for Fishing Year 2022 (in metric tons)

 

Catch Limits

Northern Area

Southern Area

Acceptable Biological Catch

8,351

12,316

Annual Catch Limit

8,351

12,316

Management Uncertainty

3 percent

3 percent

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 May 02, 2022