Northeast Skate Complex Management Plan

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Northeast Skate Complex: Framework Adjustment 6 Revisions to 2018-2019 Specifications

This rule proposes to approve and implement measures submitted by the New England Fishery Management Council in Framework Adjustment 6 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan and revise the 2018-2019 specifications. This action would…
Published
11/27/2018

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; Inseason Adjustment to the Skate Wing Possession Limit

NMFS announces the adjustment of the commercial per-trip possession limit in the skate wing fishery for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year, through April 30, 2018, based on a revised landings projection. This possession limit adjustment is necessary…
Effective
04/09/2018

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

Northeast Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 6; Revised 2018-2019 Specifications

NOAA Fisheries approves and implements measures submitted by the New England Fishery Management Council in Framework Adjustment 6 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan and revises the 2018-2019 skate fishery specifications. This action…
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Effective
02/15/2019

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

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…
Effective
09/28/2018

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; Northeast Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 4

The final rule approves regulations to implement the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan Framework Adjustment 4 management measures. This rule implements several measures to reduce the risk of the skate bait fishery from effectively closing…
Published
02/13/2018

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