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NOAA Fisheries Approves Monkfish Quota for 2019

March 19, 2019

Effective May 1, 2019

NOAA Fisheries is implementing monkfish quotas for the 2019 fishing year that we announced on July 12, 2017. There have been no overages in 2018, and there is no new biological information, so we are now finalizing the 2019 quotas that were previously announced. The quotas are the same as the 2017 and 2018 quotas and are in place until April 30, 2020.

Table 1. Monkfish Specifications for Fishing Year 2019

Management Area

Total Allowable Landings

Northern Fishery Management Area

6,338 mt

Southern Fishery Management Area

9,011 mt

All other requirements remain the same.

For more details, read the rule as filed in the Federal Register and the permit holder bulletin on our website.


Fishing Industry: Allison Murphy, Regional Office, 978-281-9122 Media: Jennifer Goebel, Regional Office, 978-281-9175