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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery; 2018 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Specifications


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Allison Murphy, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9122.


We are implementing specifications for the 2018 Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery, including an annual catch limit and total allowable landings limit. This action is necessary to implement allowable red crab harvest levels that will prevent overfishing and allow harvesting of optimum yield. This action is intended to establish the allowable 2018 harvest levels, consistent with the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/07/2018