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Previously Approved Northeast Sector Operation Plans

This page contains summary information about the Northeast multispecies (groundfish) sectors that were approved for previous fishing years. For more information about sectors, please call the Sustainable Fisheries Division at (978) 281-9315.

Operations Plan Requirements

Sectors are required to submit an operations plan and contract to NOAA Fisheries prior to the fishing year in which it intends to operate. Operations plans may span either a 1- or 2-year period and must include information about membership, planned fishing activity, and sector rules and enforcement. Copies of each sector’s operations plan and contract and approved amendments can be downloaded from the list below:

Approved Sectors for Fishing Year 2021

Approved Sectors for Fishing Years 2019-2020

Approved Sectors for Fishing Years 2018-2010

Please contact the Sector Team at (978) 281-9315. for copies of each sector’s operations plan and contract and approved amendments. 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on December 19, 2022