January 14, 2005
NMFS Northeast Regional Office
N E W S
NOAA REOPENS GEORGES BANK TO GROUNDFISHING
Gloucester, MA -- NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has lifted a ban on possessing Georges Bank yellowtail flounder and has reopened a large area on eastern Georges Bank. The changes, which apply to groundfish vessels are effective on Friday and will be maintained until a catch quota in the fishery is reached or through the end of the fishing year. For the full NOAA release click here.
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