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Northern Red Hake Possession Limit Reduced Effective August 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 5, 2016

We are reducing the northern red hake commercial possession from 3,000 lb to 1,500 lb per day effective August 8, 2016.

Federally permitted vessels fishing for northern red hake may not exceed the commercial possession limit of 1,500 lb per trip for the remainder of the 2016 fishing year.

The fishery management plan requires this trip limit reduction when the northern red hake fishery has reached or exceeded 45% of the total allowable landings.

Vessels that are on a trip when this possession limit reduction becomes effective may keep northern red hake up to the previous possession limit of 3,000 lb.

For more details, read the notice as filed in the Federal Register and read the permit holder bulletin.

Questions? Contact Shannah Jaburek, Regional Office, at 978-282-8456 or Shannah.Jaburek@noaa.gov.