Marine Rule Hearing on Jonah Crab

DURHAM, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine fishing rules at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Rules for Jonah crab are being proposed by Fish and Game to come into compliance with Addendum I to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Interstate Fisheries Management Plan for Jonah crab. The proposed rules include a trip limit of 1,000 crabs for individuals using non-trap gear and non-lobster trap gear.

The complete rulemaking notice and initial proposal with original and proposed rule language can be viewed at

Written comments must be received by November 9, 2016. Send to: (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) 271-5829.

For more information about the proposed rule changes, call N.H. Fish and Game’s Marine Fisheries Division, located in the Department’s Region 3 Office in Durham, N.H., at (603) 868-1095.

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