2020 Commercial Atlantic Menhaden Quota and Season

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fishing and Boating Services
2020 Commercial Atlantic Menhaden Quota and Season — Effective 1/27/2020

 

WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES

The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources announces the quota and season for the
commercial Atlantic menhaden fishery. Effective at 12:01 a.m. January 27, 2020:

  •  The annual total allowable landings of Atlantic menhaden for Maryland are
    8,968,821 pounds.
  • The season is open January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

WHY THIS IS NECESSARY

This is necessary to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate
Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden.

WHO THIS NOTICE AFFECTS

This applies to all individuals who catch Atlantic menhaden commercially.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ASMFC Quota Memorandum
The 2020 quota may be adjusted pending final 2019 landings. If the quota is adjusted a new
notice will be issued.

AUTHORITY

Code of Maryland Regulations 08.02.05.07

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
Secretary of Natural Resources