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Northeast Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 5 and 2018-2019 Specifications


2018-2019 Quota and Modifications
Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Deb Lambert, Fishery Management Specialist, (301) 427-8560


NOAA approves regulations to implement Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan Framework Adjustment 5 management measures and 2018-2019 specifications for the skate fishery. The action is necessary to establish skate specifications to be consistent with the most recent scientific information and improve management of the skate fisheries. This action is intended to establish appropriate catch limits for the skate fishery and to provide additional operational flexibility to fishery participants.

Federal Register


2018-2019 Specifications and Adjustments to the Skate Fishery Bulletin

We approved and implemented Framework Adjustment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan and 2018-2019 Specifications.
September 27, 2018 -

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