Comments Sought of Proposed Haddock/Cod Rules

NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on the following proposed groundfish recreational measures for 2019, with 2018 measures listed for comparison. The comment period ends May 28, 2019. The 2018 measures apply until the new measures are approved or rejected.

Gulf of Maine Haddock

Fishing Year Bag Limit Minimum Size Open Season
2018 12 17 in May 1-Sep 16
Nov 1-Feb 28
Apr 15-30
2019 Proposed 15 17 in May 1-Feb 29
Apr 15-30

Gulf of Maine Cod

Fishing Year Bag Limit Minimum Size Open Season
2018 0 N/A Closed
2019 Proposed 1 21 in Sep 15-30
Apr 15-30

Georges Bank Cod

Fishing Year Bag Limit Minimum Size Open Season
2018 10 23 All year
2019 Proposed 10 21 All year

 

How to Comment

Read the proposed rule as published in the Federal Register. You may submit comments online through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal or by mail to: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Please mark the envelope: “Comments on the Fishing Year 2019 Groundfish Recreational Measures.”

The comment period closes May 28, 2019.