Northeast Multispecies Common Pool Vessels: Possession and Trip Limit Increases for the Common Pool Fishery

March 23, 2020 - 8:45 am

Effective on March 23, 2020, NMFS has increased the common pool possession and trip limits for Georges Bank (GB) cod, Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, GOM haddock, Cape Cod (CC)/GOM yellowtail flounder, American plaice, and witch flounder, as in the table below.

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New FY 2019 Possession and Trip Limits

Stock

A Days-at-Sea

Handgear A

Handgear B

Small Vessel Category

GB cod

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

500 lb per trip

25 lb per trip

300 lb per trip

GOM cod

100 lb per DAS, up to 200 lb per trip

100 lb per trip

25 lb per trip

100 lb per trip

GOM haddock

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

1,500 lb per trip

300 lb per trip

CC/GOM yellowtail flounder

1,000 lb per DAS, up to 2,000 lb per trip

1,000 lb per trip

300 lb per trip

American plaice

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

1,500 lb per trip

Witch flounder

1,200 lb per trip

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

Questions?  Contact:  Spencer Talmage, 978-281-9232, spencer.talmage@noaa.gov

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on March 23, 2020