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NMFS, ASMFC ultimately agree on 2012 dogfish quota, trip limit

GLOUCESTER, MA – It wasn’t seamless, but after the dust settled, fishery managers took steps to implement matching spiny dogfish quotas and possession limits in both state and federal waters for the 2012 fishing year.

Late in May, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that it had approved a commercial quota of 35.694 million pounds – by far the largest quota fishermen have seen since the federal dogfish plan was implemented in 2000.

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