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Longfin Squid Trimester 1 Closure in Effect on April 17, 2012

Contact:
Sustainable  Fisheries Division
(978) 281 –9315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 13, 2012

LONGFIN SQUID FISHERY


Trimester 1 Closure
Longfin squid catch limited to 2,500 lb per trip/day
Effective Date: 0001 hours, April 17, 2012

Eighty percent of the butterfish mortality cap in the longfin squid fishery has been
projected to be harvested. Therefore, the Trimester 1 directed fishery for longfin squid
(formerly known as Loligo squid) is closed as of 0001 hours, April 17, 2012. Vessels
issued Federal longfin squid permits may not fish for, catch, possess or land more than
2,500 lb of longfin beginning April 17, 2012, per trip or calendar day through the start of
Trimester 2 on May 1, 2012.

Federally permitted dealers may not purchase more than 2,500 lb of longfin squid per
vessel beginning at 0001 hours, April 17, 2012, per trip or calendar day until the start of
Trimester 2 on May 1, 2012.