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Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Liz Sullivan, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 282-8493


This action approves and implements Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule sets or adjusts catch limits for 19 of the 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks and makes 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 final 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.


Adjustments to Fishing Year 2020 Specifications for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan

Today we are announcing, through a final rule, the amount of allocation each sector may carry over from the 2019 to 2020 fishing year, which ends April 30, 2021. This rule also corrects minor errors published in Framework Adjustment 59.
March 25, 2021 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 07/28/2020