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Inseason Adjustment to Southern Red Hake Possession Limit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 21, 2018

Effective December 26, 2018, the southern red hake commercial per-trip possession is reduced to 400 lb per day for the remainder of the 2018 fishing year, through April 30, 2019.

This action affects federally permitted vessels fishing for southern red hake. This reduction is required by regulation because as of December 8, 2018, the southern red hake fishery is projected to reach or exceed 90 percent of the total allowable landings (TAL) on or around December 26, 2018.

For more information read the bulletin posted on our website or the notice published in the Federal Register this morning .

Questions?

Fishermen: Contact Cynthia Ferrio, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 978-281-9180

Media: Contact Jennifer Goebel, Regional Office, 978-281-9175