NOAA – Effective Today Trip Limit Adjustment​s for Groundfish Common Pool Vessels

NOAA Fisheries today announced that effective immediately trip limits for Gulf of Maine cod, Georges Bank cod and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder are increased for common pool vessels fishing under a Northeast multispecies day-at-sea. Also effective immediately, the trip limits for white hake and pollock are decreased for common pool vessels. Proportional trip limit adjustments also have been made for the Handgear B permit for Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank cod, as required by the regulations.  These measures remain in effect through the end of the current fishing year, which ends on April 30, 2013. Read the Bulletin here