Monkfish Possession Limits Suspended in Northern Management Area — EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2013

At the request of the New England Fishery Management Council, effective May 1, NOAA Fisheries will be implementing an emergency action suspending, for at least 180 days, existing monkfish possession limits for vessels issued a limited access multispecies permit and a limited access monkfish Category C or D permit that are fishing under a monkfish day-at-sea in the Northern Fishery Management Area.  Monkfish are often landed while fishing for groundfish, particularly in this area. Read the Bulletin here