Report Run on: 2018-02-16
Quota Year: 2017 (May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018)

Catch Cap Quota (mt) Cumulative Catch (mt) Percent Quota Caught
Georges Bank (GB) 801 45 5.62%
Gulf of Maine (GOM) 42 0 0.00%

NOTICE: Effective August 1, 2017 Framework 56 to the Northeast Groundfish Fishery adjusted the Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine haddock catch caps to 801 mt and 42 mt, respectively.

The Georges Bank (GB) and Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock incidental catch cap is monitored based on the Northeast multispecies fishing year (May 1-April 30). If the haddock incidental catch cap is caught, any vessel issued a herring permit and using midwater trawl gear may not fish for, possess, or land more than 2,000 lb of herring in the Herring Haddock Accountability Measure Area.

The method for estimating haddock catch by midwater trawl herring vessels matches the method used for estimating discards in the multispecies fisheries. The cumulative method uses catch from the entire year to estimate a haddock catch ratio for each stock area. The haddock bycatch ratio is calculated for a stock area by dividing observed haddock catch for the year by the observed kept-all (total amount of all species) for the year. Haddock catch on unobserved trips is then estimated by multiplying the catch ratio by the kept all from all unobserved herring midwater trawl vessels fishing within that haddock stock area. This method replaces estimated pounds with observed pounds where available.

More information on this methodology can be found at click here and click here.

These data are the best available to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) when this report was compiled. Data for this report are supplied to NMFS from vessels via the Vessel Monitoring System. Data may be preliminary. Discrepancies with previous reports are due to corrections made to the database.