Haddock, courtesy Wikipedia.
The New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game is proposing to raise the haddock minimum size limit for recreational anglers to 21” in state waters.
The proposed rule change to the recreational size limit for haddock would also complement a similar change made by NOAA Fisheries for federal waters on May 1 to reduce the recreational harvest of haddock.
A tentative public hearing for these proposed rule changes will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwin Road in Portsmouth.
The complete rulemaking notices, with original and proposed rule language, will be posted by the end of July and at that time will be available by CLICKING HERE.
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