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Correction: Common Pool Trip Limit for Gulf of Maine Winter Flounder

May 10, 2019

Effective today, May 10, 2019, the common pool trip limit of Gulf of Maine winter flounder is set at 1,000 lb per trip for the remainder of the fishing year.

On April 26, 2019, we published a rule containing the common pool measures for fishing year 2019 in the Federal Register (84 FR 17926), effective on May 1, 2019.  In this rule, we incorrectly listed in a table that the Gulf of Maine winter flounder common pool trip limit is 2,000 lb per trip in fishing year 2019.  This was a typographical error. A notice we filed today in the Federal Register has corrected this error.

If you have declared your trip through the vessel monitoring system (VMS) or interactive voice response system, and crossed the VMS demarcation line prior to 0001 hours on May 10, 2019, you are not subject to the 1,000 lb trip limit for that trip.

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


Fishermen: Contact Spencer Talmage, Regional Office, 978-281-9232

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