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Northeast Multispecies Common Pool Fishery

This summary provides a broad overview of the Northeast Multispecies (groundfish) common pool fishery, including current possession and trip limits, quota, Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closures, and Days-at-Sea types and allocation.

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