- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine fishing regulators are enacting new restrictions on recreational fishermen who fish for cod and haddock.

Maine’s new rules went into effect on Aug. 8 and apply to charter, party and recreational fishing vessels in state waters. Cod fishing in the state is now closed, and it is unlawful for recreational fishermen to take or possess cod in state waters. The minimum size for haddock caught by recreational fishermen is being reduced to 17 inches.

State regulators say the changes are coming in accordance with the New England Fisheries Management Council, and to bring consistency with National Marine Fisheries Service regulations that went into effect May 1.

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