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SECTION 13-0340-D
Blackfish or tautog (Tautoga onitis)
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 13, TITLE 3
§ 13-0340-d. Blackfish or tautog (Tautoga onitis).

1. The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand
twenty-five, fix by regulation measures for the management of blackfish
(Tautoga onitis), including size limits, catch and possession limits,
open and closed seasons, closed areas, restrictions on the manner of
taking and landing, requirements for permits and eligibility therefor,
recordkeeping requirements, requirements on the amount and type of
fishing effort and gear, and requirements relating to transportation,
possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no less
restrictive than requirements set forth in this chapter and provided
further that such regulations are consistent with the compliance
requirements of applicable fishery management plans adopted by the
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and with applicable
provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to the Federal
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. § 1800 et seq.).

2. The commercial possession limit for blackfish (tautog) shall be 25
per trip per vessel.