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Old 11-05-2009, 03:43 PM
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Default ASMFC Weakfish Board Adopts Addendum IV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2009

ASMFC Weakfish Board Adopts Addendum IV in Response to
Depleted Stock Status


Newport, Rhode Island – The Commission’s Weakfish Management Board approved measures to reduce exploitation by over 50 percent in both the recreational and commercial sectors. Addendum IV requires states to implement a one fish recreational creel limit, 100 pound commercial trip limit, 100 pound commercial bycatch limit during closed seasons, and 100 undersized fish per trip allowance for the finfish trawl fishery. All other management measures previously adopted to conserve the stock and reduce bycatch remain in effect.

The Board’s action comes in response to the stock status of weakfish.........

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