NOAA Fisheries Propose Northeast Skate Catch Limit Increase

HYANNIS – NOAA Fisheries is accepting public comment on its proposed catch and landing limits for Northeast skate.

The federal government is looking to increase the catch limit for the 2018-19 fishing year by almost 1 percent from 2017 to over 69 million pounds.

Skate is used for both food and bait.

NOAA is accepting public comment on its Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan through August 6.

For more details on changes to the skate fishery in the northeast and instructions on submitting public comment, click here.

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