NEFMC Approves 2020-2023 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Specs; TAL Increase by 12.7 Percent
The New England Fishery Management Council voted on new specifications for the Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery. The total allowable catch landings will increase by 12.7 percent for the next four fishing years.
The typically stable fishery also saw a 225 metric ton increase, jumping to a TAL of 2,000 mt. Previously, the cap sat at 1,775 mt for the last three spec cycles.
The decision was supported due to recommendations from its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), which provided the best possible information...
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