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Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Management Plan

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Final Rule for 2022 Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications and Minimum Size Suspension for Surfclams

surfclam and ocean quahog quotas 2022, minimum size suspension 2022
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Effective
01/01/2022

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. The action will establish areas within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area
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Effective
06/18/2020

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

NOAA Fisheries closes Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Closure Areas to gillnet gear.
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Effective
12/17/2018

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 thes
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 habit
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 a
Published
02/06/2018

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 07/22/2021