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2019 and 2020 Sector Operations Plans and 2019/2020 Allocation of Northeast Multispecies Annual Catch Entitlements


Fishing Type
Action Status
Interim Rule
Point of Contact
Claire Fitz-Gerald, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9255


This rule approves Northeast multispecies sector operations plans and grants regulatory exemptions for fishing years 2019 and 2020, approves the formation of a new sector, and allocates annual catch entitlements to approved sectors for fishing year 2019 and 2020. Approval of sector operations plans and contracts and allocation of annual catch entitlements is necessary for sectors to operate. This action is intended to allow limited access permit holders to form sectors, as authorized under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, and to exempt them from certain effort control regulations to improve the efficiency and economics of sector vessels.


Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishing Year 2019 Regulations (Sector Measures)

We are announcing groundfish management measures that will be effective May 1, 2019, and providing updates on other management measures.
April 25, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/24/2020