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Sector Management in the Northeast Multispecies Fishery

A broad overview of sector management in the Northeast multispecies (groundfish) fishery. The regulations summarized here may be found at 50 CFR part 648. Please contact the Sustainable Fisheries Division at (978) 281-9315 for more information.

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