Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
December 23, 2011
|New Regulation Pertaining To Cod
Be advised that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has promulgated a new regulation pertaining to the filleting of cod. The regulation becomes effective on January 1, 2012, and will remain in effect through June 30, 2012. The new regulation, which amends the existing regulation pertaining to the minimum size for cod caught recreationally, is set forth below, in its entirety.|
7.22.2 - Cod - Recreational Harvest
7.22.2-1 Minimum Size -- No person fishing recreationally shall land or possess any cod measuring less than twenty-two inches (22") total length, or any cod fillet measuring less than fourteen inches (14") in total length, whether caught within the jurisdiction of this State or otherwise.
(a) Filleting of Cod - The fillets or cleaned cod (head and tail removed) shall measure at least fourteen inches (14") in length, and each fillet shall have at least two (2) square inches (5.1 square centimeters) of skin left intact to assist in species identification.
(b) This section shall remain in effect through June 30, 2012.