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A daily trip limit for cod for vessels when fishing north of 42°00′ N. lat.; a seasonal increase in the haddock limit from 1,000 lb (453.6 kg) per trip to 1,000 lb (453.6 kg) per day up to a maximum of 10,000 lb (4,536.0kg) per trip beginning September 1, 1997, and ending when 1,150 mt are harvested; gillnet effort-reduction measures including a limit on the number of nets; and several exempted fishery actions, including exemptions for monkfish, skate, and dogfish in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Regulated Mesh Areas.

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