DURHAM, NH — New recreational fishing measures for cod and haddock are now in place for New Hampshire state waters. The rules issued by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department complement measures put in place in July of this year for federal waters in the Gulf of Maine (more than three miles from shore). The rules include the following changes:
The changes stem from the fact that the 2016 recreational catch in the Gulf of Maine was greater than predicted, according to a NOAA Fisheries Bulletin. The cod recreational harvest limit was exceeded by 92 percent. Haddock catch exceeded the harvest limit by 15 percent.
The new rules also address:
To read the full text of the new rules, visit www.fishnh.com/marine.
For more information, contact Fish and Game’s Marine Fisheries Division at (603) 868-1095.
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