Framework Adjustment 58 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Northeast Groundfish
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
07/18/2019
Point of Contact
Mark Grant, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9145

Summary

This action approves and implements Framework Adjustment 58 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule sets 2019- 2020 catch limits for 7 of the 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks, implements new or revised rebuilding plans for 5 stocks, revises an accountability measure, and makes other minor changes to groundfish management measures. This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and to achieve the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan. The measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.  

The adjustment rule corrects minor errors published in the final rule approving and implementing Framework Adjustment 58 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and distributes sector allocation carried over from fishing year 2018 into fishing year 2019 as authorized by the sector regulations. 

Bulletins

Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishing Year 2019 Commercial Regulations

We have changed commercial groundfish quotas for seven stocks for the 2019…
July 18, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 01/24/2020