Proposed Rule to Implement Framework Adjustment 8 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Little Skate
Rosette Skate
Clearnose Skate
Barndoor Skate
Thorny Skate
Smooth Skate
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
02/05/2020
Comments Close
03/06/2020 - Submit a Comment
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9180

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is proposing regulations to implement measures recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council in Framework Adjustment 8 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The proposed measures include skate catch limits for fishing years 2020 and 2021, and increased seasonal trip limits for both the wing and bait fisheries. This proposed action is necessary to establish skate specifications consistent with the most recent scientific information. The intent of this action is to establish appropriate catch limits for the skate fishery, while providing additional operational flexibility to fishery participants.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 02/05/2020

Northeast Skate Complex