Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
August 29, 2008
REMINDER OF SPINY DOGFISH LIMIT INCREASE &
OPENING OF FALL TAUTOG COMMERCIAL FISHERY
Beginning Septembr 1, 2008 the spiny dogfish daily limit shall be 2,000-lbs. and will remain in until MarineFisheries determines that 58% of the annual ASMFC approved regional quota of 8-million lbs. has been reached. This trip limit applies to permit holders who do not possess federal permits. Federally permitted fishermen are prohibited from possession or landing dogfish through October 31st.
The fall commercial tautog season opens on September 1st with a 40-fish per 24-hour day possession limit. The fishery will remain open until November 30th or the 64,753-lb. quota has been reached. To date 28% of the annual quota has been harvested.
For more information, contact MarineFisheries at 617-626-1520 or online at www.mass.gov/marinefisheries.