Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Douglas Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9341
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries proposes to implement the New England Fishery Management Council's Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment to its Fishery Management Plans.

The proposed action is intended to establish areas within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area where vessels could fish for Atlantic surfclams or mussels with dredge gear, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2.

This action is necessary in order for the fishing industry to access part of the surfclam and mussel resource within the Habitat Management Area.

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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/04/2019

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