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NOAA Fisheries Announces Groundfish Common Pool Posession and Trip Limit Increases

April 14, 2016

We are announcing increases in the possession and trip limits for Gulf of Maine cod, Gulf of Maine haddock, and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder for all common pool vessels.

This increase goes into effect immediately, and will remain in effect through April 30, the end of the 2015 fishing year. 

The new possession/trip limits are:

Gulf of Maine Cod
100 lbs per trip

Gulf of Maine Haddock
500 lbs per DAS, up to 1,000 lbs per trip

Southern New England/Mid Atlantic Yellowtail Flounder
500 lbs per DAS, up to 1,000 lbs per trip

Read the rule as filed in the Federal Register this afternoon, and the fishery bulletin.

Questions? Contact Daniel Luers at 978-281-9457 or email