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Closure of the Regular B Days-at-Sea Program for the Remainder of Fishing Year 2019


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, Fishery Management Specialist, 978-281-9232


This action closes the Regular B Days-at-Sea Program and prohibits the use of Regular B Days-at-Sea for all Northeast multispecies vessels for the remainder of fishing year 2019, through April 30, 2020. This action is being taken because the common pool fishery is projected to have caught 77 percent of the Incidental Catch Total Allowable Catch for Gulf of Maine Cod.  We have projected that continuation of the program would undermine the achievements of the objectives of the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and the Regular B Days-at-Sea Program.

Federal Register


Northeast Multispecies Vessels : Closure of the Regular B Days-At-Sea Program

Effective at 0845 hours on December 16, 2019, the Regular B Days-at-Sea …
December 16, 2019 -
Atlantic cod

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 01/08/2020