NOAA Fisheries: Monkfish Emergency Action Published Today -- Public Comments Appreciated

Today NOAA Fisheries announced that it has taken Emergency action to suspend, for at least 180 days, existing monkfish possession limits for vessels issued both a Federal limited access Northeast multispecies permit and a limited access monkfish Category C or D permit that are fishing under a monkfish day-at-sea in the monkfish Northern Fishery Management Area during FY 2013.  Comments on this Emergency Action are being accepted through May 30.