2019 Cod & Haddock Season Regs

Recreational fishing measures from 2018 for the Gulf of Maine cod and haddock fishery will remain in place until NOAA Fisheries develops and implements any changes in fishing year 2019.

The recreational Gulf of Maine haddock fishery reopens April 15, 2019:

  • Bag Limit: 12 fish
  • Minimum size: 17 inches

Gulf of Maine cod possession is prohibited.

The New England Fishery Management Council has recommended fishing year 2019 (May 1, 2019-April 30, 2020) recreational groundfish measures. NOAA Fisheries does not expect to publish a final rule implementing any changes by May 1, 2019. Therefore, the 2018 regulations will remain in effect until they are replaced.