two council requests
NMFS Northeast Region
N E W SThe Commcerce Department, acting on two New England Fishery Management requests, today temporarily raised the amount of Atlantic cod that commercial fisherman can land from the Gulf of Maine, Commerce Secretary William M. Daley announced. In other actions, Daley announced the department approved a trip limit on Georges Bank cod to begin August 15, and disapproved a short-term closure proposed for Georges Bank.
A news release with details of today's actions is available at the NOAA news website.
Groundfish stocks in the Northeast, including cod, are managed under a recovery plan. Information on these stocks is available online at the NEFSC website.