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Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishing Year 2022 Common Pool Trip Limits

April 21, 2022

This action implements possession and trip limits for the Northeast multispecies common pool fishery for the 2022 fishing year and other measures.

Table 1. 2022 Fishing Year Common Pool Possession and Trip Limits

Stock

2022 Trip Limit

Georges Bank (GB) Cod (outside Eastern U.S./Canada Area)

100 lb per DAS,

up to 200 lb per trip

GB Cod (inside Eastern U.S./Canada Area)

GB Cod [Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder/Haddock SAP (for targeting haddock)]

500 lb per trip

Gulf of Maine (GOM)Cod

200 lb per DAS, up to 400 lb per trip

GB Haddock

100,000 lb per trip

GOM Haddock

2,000 lb per DAS, up to 4,000 lb per trip

GB Yellowtail Flounder

100 lb per trip

Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic (SNE/MA) Yellowtail Flounder

100 lb per DAS, up to 200 lb per trip

Cape Cod /GOM Yellowtail Flounder

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

American plaice

2,000 lb per DAS, up to 4,000 lb per trip

Witch Flounder

1,500 lb per trip

GB Winter Flounder

250 lb per trip

GOM Winter Flounder

1,000 lb per trip

SNE/MA Winter Flounder

2,000 lb per DAS, up to 4,000 lb per trip

Redfish

Unlimited

White hake

1,500 lb per trip

Pollock

Unlimited

Atlantic Halibut

1 fish per trip

Windowpane Flounder

Possession Prohibited

Ocean Pout

Atlantic Wolffish

 

Table 2. 2022 Fishing Year Cod Trip Limits for Handgear A, Handgear B, and Small Vessel Category Permits

Permit

2022 Trip Limit

Handgear A GOM Cod

200 lb per trip

Handgear A GB Cod

100 lb per trip

Handgear B GOM Cod

25 lb per trip

Handgear B GB Cod

25 lb per trip

Small Vessel Category

300 lb of cod, haddock, and yellowtail flounder combined; additionally, vessels are limited to the common pool DAS limit for all stocks.

 

Additionally, Northeast multispecies vessels may not target yellowtail flounder within the Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder/Haddock Special Access Program (SAP) in fishing year 2022. Northeast multispecies vessels are not allowed to fish in this SAP using flounder trawl nets, but may fish in this SAP to target haddock with a haddock separator trawl, a Ruhle trawl, or hook gear. This SAP is open from August 1, 2022, through January 31, 2023.

Lastly, the Regular B Days-at-Sea (DAS) program is closed for fishing year 2022. During this closure, Northeast multispecies vessels may not declare or use regular B DAS.

Questions? 

Contact Spencer Talmage, Regional Office, (978) 281-9232

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on April 21, 2022