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Reminder: Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock Recreational Measures

September 26, 2019

The Gulf of Maine recreational cod season closes for the remainder of the fishing year on October 1.

The Gulf of Maine cod season closes after September 30, 2019.

Beginning on Tuesday, October 1, possession of Gulf of Maine cod is prohibited for the remainder of the fishing year (October 1-April 30). Recreational anglers can still fish for and retain Gulf of Maine haddock, up to 15 fish per person per day.

Gulf of Maine Haddock

Gulf of Maine Cod

Haddock Possession Limit

Minimum Fish Size

Open Season

Cod    Possession Limit

Minimum Fish Size

Open Season

15 fish per angler

17 inches

May 1-Feb 29

Apr 15-30

1 fish per angler

21 inches

Sept 15-30

Possession limits are per person per day and size limits are minimum total length.

If you have a mobile device, you can use the FishRules app to check recreational fishing regulations.


Contact Emily Keiley, (978) 281-9116