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NOAA Fisheries Announces Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Recreational Haddock and Cod Measures for 2018

April 30, 2018

The 2018 Gulf of Maine cod and haddock recreational management measures will remain the same as the 2017. These measures are:

The 2018 Georges Bank cod recreational management measures increase the minimum size of cod to 23 inches. For-hire boats now have a 10 fish, per person, per day, possession limit. The possession limit for private anglers remains the same (10-fish per person, per day). 

Read the rule as filed today in the Federal Register and the permit holder bulletin on our website.


Fishermen, please contact Emily Keiley at 978-281-9116

Media, please contact Jennifer Goebel at 978-281-9175.