For Immediate Release - April 15, 2011

Rules Governing the 2011 Commercial and Recreational Tautog Fishery

MarineFisheries has received a number of queries regarding the 2011 recreational and commercial tautog fisheries.  No changes were made to the rules governing these fisheries and the current rules are as follows:

Commercial Tautog

Open SeasonGear TypeOpen DaysTrip LimitMinimum Size
April 16 - May 15 or 28% of quotaAllAll40 fish/vessel16"
September 1 - November 30AllAll40 fish/vessel16"


Recreational Tautog

ModeSeasonBag LimitMinimum Size
Private (shore or vessel)Open3 fish/angler16"
For HireOpen3 fish/angler16"