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Final Rule to Implement Framework Adjustment 8 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Northeast Skate Complex
Winter Skate
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9180


NOAA Fisheries announces regulations to implement measures recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council in Framework Adjustment 8 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. This rule includes skate catch limits for fishing years 2020 and 2021 and increased seasonal trip limits for both the wing and bait fisheries. This action is necessary to establish skate specifications consistent with the most recent scientific information. The intent of this action is to establish appropriate catch limits for the skate fishery, while providing additional operational flexibility to fishery participants.


Northeast Skate Fishery Framework Adjustment 8 and 2020-2021 Specifications

Final 2020-2021 specifications and seasonal possession limits for the wing and bait Northeast skate fisheries. This action is effective on May 1, 2020 for the start of the 2020 fishing year.
April 27, 2020 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022

Northeast Skate Complex