Current Recreational Fishing Measures for Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock
Open Season: September 15–30
Minimum Size: 21 inches
Possession Limit: 1 fish per day
Open Season: May 1–February 28/29; April 15–30
Minimum Size: 17 inches
Possession Limit: 15 fish per day
New Regulations Expected Summer 2020
The New England Fishery Management Council has recommended fishing year 2020 (May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021) recreational groundfish measures. They can be found on the NEFMC website. The recommended changes, if approved, would not impact the fishery until 2021, as we will not be able to implement the 2020 recreational measures by May 1, 2020. We are developing the proposed rule and expect to implement it in early summer 2020.
Additional information on the current recreational measures can be found on the recreational fishing regulations by species page.