Pollock

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Very good

Regulations

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  • Measurements Min Size: 19 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Unlimited bag limit

  • Measurements Min Size: 19 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No established bag limit in RI state waters.
    Federal Regulations may differ! To see Federal regulations or regulations for another state, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Measurements Min Size: 19 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit in ME state waters. A creel limit of 12 pollock per person per day that are under 19 inches total length is allowed for recreational anglers in Maine territorial seas.
    Federal Regulations may differ! To see Federal regulations or regulations for another state, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit or size limit in NH State Waters. Pollock filleted and skinned must retain at least 2 square inches of contiguous skin intact for identification.
    Federal Regulations may differ! To see Federal regulations or regulations for another state, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Additional Notes
    Federal regulations apply in state waters.
    To see relevant Federal regulations, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Manual Location, tap By Region, tap Select Region, tap USA, tap Add Child Region, tap Greater Atlantic Federal Waters, then tap Save at the bottom of the screen. If you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see Federal regulations for the Greater Atlantic Federal Waters.

  • Measurements Min Size: 19 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No possession limit in NJ State Waters.
    Federal Regulations may differ! To see Federal regulations or regulations for another state, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Measurements Min Size: 19 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No possession limit in NY State Waters.
    Federal Regulations may differ! To see Federal regulations or regulations for another state, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit or size limit in MA state waters.
    Federal Regulations may differ! To see Federal regulations or regulations for another state, tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs cover your home port, then tap Set Location. Your state waters should be listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Measurements Min Size: 19 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from April 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2018

  • Additional Notes
    From April 1 through June 30 of each year, all recreational vessels, including private recreational and charter/party vessels, may only use pelagic hook-and-line gear when fishing in the GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area.
    Any vessel fishing in the GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area is prohibited from possessing or retaining regulated species or ocean pout from April 1 through June 30 of each year.
    Recreational and commercial vessels are allowed to transit the GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area provided all bait and hooks are removed from fishing rods and any regulated species on board has been gutted and stored.
    For more information, see MultiSpecies Info Sheet

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here