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NOAA Fisheries Announces Commercial Blueline Tilefish Fishery Closure

November 19, 2020

Effective 0001 November 21, 2020

NOAA Fisheries is closing the commercial blueline tilefish fishery through the end of the fishing year, December 31, 2020.

Landings information analyzed by NOAA Fisheries projects the commercial blueline tilefish fishery will meet 100 percent of the total allowable landings for the 2020 fishing year on November 21, 2020.

Effective at 0001 hour on November 21, 2020, no vessel may retain or land blueline tilefish in or from the Tilefish Management Unit through December 31, 2020.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on November 19, 2020