Fishing rule adopted by Commerce Department following pressure from NH fishermen and Congressman Guinta

WASHINGTON. D.C. – At the urging of New Hampshire’s recreational fishermen, Congressman Frank Guinta sent a letter to Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker requesting the Department alleviate the severe reduction in cod catch limits for recreational anglers and charter boats. 

This week, the Commerce Department announced it would implement Framework 53 with the revised catch limits, as advocated for by New Hampshire fishermen and Congressman Guinta. This comes just days before the opening of the May 1 fishing season. 

“Our fishing industry knows all too well what the heavy hand of government regulation can place on the fishing industry’s ability to complete their job while maintaining or increasing revenue.  While I’m happy the Commerce Department implemented this vital rule, I know there’s much more that can be done to eliminate the suffocating regulations and rules which continue to burden our state’s vital economic engine.  I will not stop working on behalf of our state’s fishermen to ensure that our government is helping – not hindering – this industry.”

To read the letter Congressman Guinta sent to the Commerce Department urging its immediate consideration and implementation of this proposed rule, please click here.