Monkfish Management Plan
The commercial monkfish fishery is conducted from North Carolina to Maine primarily using trawl gear in northern waters and gillnet gear in southern waters.
The fishery is managed using a days-at-sea and trip limit management system. There is no known directed recreational fishery for monkfish.
Implementing regulations are found at 50 CFR part 648 subpart F. Find out more about Managing Sustainable Fisheries in the Greater Atlantic Region.