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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Black Sea Bass Fishery; 2018 February Recreational Season Modification


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9180


NOAA Fisheries is implementing regulations to open a 2018 February recreational season in the Federal black sea bass fishery. This action provides additional recreational fishing opportunities in winter, while maintaining management measures to prevent overfishing consistent with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. This rule is intended to inform the public of this new 2018 recreational season.

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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/08/2018