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August 8, 2014

2014-15 Marine Rule Hearing September 2, 2014

Cod fishing
CONCORD, N.H.
– The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine fishing rules for 2015 at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 2, 2014, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Rule changes being proposed by Fish and Game would:

  • Decrease the daily limit for smelt, set a daily limit for white perch, prohibit disturbance of aquaculture gear, and clarify the requirements for maintaining eligibility for lobster and crab licenses after a suspension.  
  • Alter the rules for salter fishing in coastal waters and Berry Brook, increase the minimum length for cod and set daily limit for haddock taken by recreational angling, and change the recreational season for cod and haddock.
  • Allow party and charter boats to possess more than one day’s limit of cod and haddock in certain circumstances (involving multi-day trips; written notification required).  

The complete rulemaking notice and initial proposal with original and proposed rule language can be viewed at wildnh.com/Legislative/Notices_summary.htm.

Written comments must be received by September 9, 2014.  Send to: comments@wildlife.nh.gov (use subject line “Comments on Marine Rules”); or write to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301; or fax to 603-271-1438.

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