Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Management Plan

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Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework

NOAA Fisheries is implementing the New England Fishery Management Council's Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment to its Fishery Management Plans. This final rule allows the surfclam fishery to operate hydraulic dredge gear year-round in…
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Effective
06/18/2020

Final Action to Close Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Closure Areas to Gillnet Gear

On October 28, 2019, Federal District Court Judge James E. Boasberg issued an Order and Opinion on a lawsuit challenging a portion of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. The Order prohibits NOAA…
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Effective
12/17/2018

Final 2020 Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Commercial Fishery Specifications and Minimum Size Suspension for Atlantic Surfclams

NOAA Fisheries is implementing surfclam and ocean quahog quotas for the 2020 fishing year that we previously announced as projected on February 6, 2018.There have been no overages in 2019, and there is no new biological information, so we are now…
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Effective
01/01/2020

Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries: 2019 Fishing Quotas and Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit

NOAA Fisheries suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2019 fishing year. NOAA Fisheries also announces that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2019 will remain status quo. Regulations governing…
Effective
01/01/2019

Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2

This action implements approved regulations for the New England Fishery Management Council's Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. This rule revises essential fish habitat and habitat area of particular concern designations, revises or creates…
Effective
04/09/2018

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; 2018-2020 Fishing Quotas

This final rule implements status quo commercial quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2018 and projected status quo quotas for 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels of Atlantic surfclams…
Published
02/06/2018

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/13/2019