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Reminder: Common Pool Areas Open January 1 - Georges Bank Cod Still Prohibited

Effective 0001 hours on January 1, 2018, statistical areas 521, 522, 525, and 561 will re-open to common pool vessels.

Please remember that common pool vessels are still prohibited from possessing Georges Bank cod for the remainder of the fishing year, though April 30, 2018.

This includes cod caught inshore and offfshore Georges Bank, including Southern New England.

We have prohibited cod possession to prevent an overage of the annual catch limit.

Questions? Contact Emily Keiley, Regional Office, at 978-281-9116.