Small Scale Menhaden Fishery Opens Thursday, July 9, 2020
A preliminary estimate of 4.1 million pounds of menhaden have been landed during the Episodic fishery of an available 4.7 million pounds and the Department has declared the episodic quota fishery closed on Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01 a.m. to avoid incurring overage in this program.
The Incidental and Small Scale fishery will open on Thursday, July 9 at 12:01 a.m. and continue until further notice.
Please review and adhere to the following regulatory provisions for the Small Scale fishery:
Harvest seven days a week, starting Thursday, July 9, 2020
Daily landing limit is 6,000 lbs
All fish must be immediately stored in totes, crates or barrels
Transfers at sea are prohibited
For all landings from Monday through Sunday, reports are due the following Monday