Category Archive: Monkfish

Monkfish FW 8 to boost DAS, modify northern incidental limits

PORTSMOUTH, NH – In a move intended to help monkfish fishermen get closer to harvesting their catch limits, the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, which have joint jurisdiction over monkfish, have adopted 2014-2016 fishing year specifications that increase the number of allocated days-at-sea in both the northern and southern monkfish management areas. Furthermore, …

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Fishermen gain monkfish relief in north – even on groundfish days

Peter K. Prybot/CFN photo
In this photo from 2007,
crewman Mike Flaherty
holds up a monkfish
aboard gillnetter Kathryn Leigh in Gloucester.

GLOUCESTER, MA – Vessels with Category C and D monkfish permits now will be able to land unlimited amounts of monkfish from the Northern Fishery Management Area for the rest of the 2013 fishing year while working under a monkfish or groundfish day-at-sea. The landing-limit suspension became effective Oct. 28 after the National Marine Fisheries …

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