2019 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Specifications

Overview

Description
Quotas set for 2019.
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/01/2019
Point of Contact
Allison Murphy, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9122

Summary

We are finalizing specifications for the 2019 Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery, including an annual catch limit and total allowable landings limit. This action is necessary to fully implement previously projected allowable red crab harvest levels that will prevent overfishing and allow harvesting of optimum yield. This action is intended to establish the allowable 2019 harvest levels, consistent with the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/21/2018