PORTLAND, Maine - Federal fishing regulators will allow fishermen to catch a little bit more monkfish over the next three years.
The monkfish is a popular food fish that's native to the East Coast. They're a staple of displays in New England fish markets, where they often stick out because of their bizarre appearance.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's increasing the monkfish quota in the northern fishery management area by 8 percent. The quota's going up in the southern fishery area by 1 percent.