In the United States, Acadian redfish are managed by NOAA Fisheries and the New England Fishery Management Council. Measures include permit requirements, time and area closures, catch limits, and minimum size limits. In 2010, the fishery went to a quota-based management system. A 2015 Seafood Watch report said this move may reduce incentives for illegal fishing and discards in the groundfish fishery, which includes Acadian redfish. Seafood Watch called overall management for this specific fishery moderately effective, namely due to ongoing concerns about managing habitat impacts.