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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 57


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Mark Grant, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9145; email: Mark.Grant@noaa.gov.


This action approves and implements Framework Adjustment 57 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, as recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council. This rule sets 2018-2020 catch limits for 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks, adjusts allocations for several fisheries, revises accountability measures, and makes other minor changes to groundfish management measures. This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and achieve the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan. The final measures are intended to prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022