Quota overages are deducted from the appropriate region or state in the next fishing season. States not included in the Northern Region may transfer quota. The recipient of transferred quota is responsible for any overages. Up to 5% of unused quota, inclusive of transferred quota, may be rolled over to the next fishing season. With the exception of the Northern Region, states set their own possession limits. The Management Board sets possession limits for the Northern Region. These terms expire in three years unless extended by the Management Board.
Kingdom: Animalia - animals
Phylum: Chordata - chordates
Subphylum: Vertebrata - vertebrates
Subclass: Elasmobranchii – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, skates, torpedoes
Genus: Squalus Linnaeus, 1758 – spiny dogfish, spurdogs
Species: Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758 – piked dogfish, spiny dogfish
For information concerning spiny dogfish shark and their management, please contact Angel Willey.
Illustration courtesy of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Recreational Fisheries Program and the Maine Outdoor Heritage FundPhoto of Spiny Dogfish courtesy of NOAA
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