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Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking for Atlantic Cod

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Notice
Published
08/18/2021
Comments Close
10/04/2021 - Submit a Comment
Point of Contact
Peter Christopher, Supervisory Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9288

Summary

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce receipt of a petition for rulemaking from the Conservation Law Foundation. This petition requests we prepare a Secretarial Amendment and take specific emergency action to end overfishing and rebuild Atlantic cod. Specifically, the petition requests we implement conservation and management measures CLF deems necessary to end overfishing and rebuild the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank cod stocks. We will consider comments received when determining whether to proceed with the development of conservation and management measures suggested by the petition.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/18/2021