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Improvement and Modernization of Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Vessel Reporting Regulations


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


NOAA Fisheries proposes regulation changes to integrate the vessel reporting requirements for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries with the reporting requirements for all other commercial fisheries in the Greater Atlantic Region. These changes are intended to simplify the regulations and make it easier for surfclam and ocean quahog vessel operators to submit the required fishing trip reports electronically. This action would result in improved administration and management of the surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/05/2023