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Northeast Multispecies Common Pool Vessels: Possession and Trip Limit Increases for the Remainder of Fishing Year 2021 for the Common Pool Fishery

February 23, 2022 - 11:15 am

Effective February 24, 2022, NOAA Fisheries increases common pool possession and trip limits for Gulf of Maine Cod, Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine yellowtail flounder, and witch flounder.

New FY 2021 Possession and Trip Limits


A Days-at-Sea (DAS)

Handgear A

Small Vessel Category

Handgear B

GOM cod

200 lb per DAS, up to 400 lb per trip

200 lb per trip

200 lb per trip

25 lb per trip

CC/GOM yellowtail flounder

1,500 lb per DAS, up to 3,000 lb per trip

1,500 lb per trip

300 lb per trip

1,500 lb per trip

Witch flounder

2,000 lb per trip


These increases are in effect from February 24, 2022 through the end of the 2021 fishing year on April 30, 2022. This action is intended to provide the additional fishing opportunity and facilitate harvest of common pool quotas.

Note: The combined 300 lb trip limit of cod, yellowtail flounder, and haddock for Small Vessel Category-permitted vessels remains in place.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on February 23, 2022