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Approval of Fishing Years 2023-2024 Sector Operations Plans and 2023 Annual Catch Entitlements

This final rule approves fishing years 2023-24 operations plans for 15 groundfish sectors, grants 18 regulatory exemptions, and allocates preliminary fishing year 2023 annual catch entitlements.
April 28, 2023 -

White Hake Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the Common Pool Fishery

This action closes the White Hake Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area to Northeast multispecies common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear, sink gillnet gear, and longline/hook gear, except for Handgear A and B permitted vessels.
April 18, 2023 -

Fishing Year 2023 Electronic Monitoring Program Video Footage Review Rates for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery

NOAA Fisheries Announces Process for Calculating 2023 Audit Model and Maximized Retention Electronic Monitoring Video Footage Review Rates for Groundfish Sector Fishery
April 13, 2023 -

Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishing Year 2023 Common Pool Trip Limits

Effective on May 1, 2023, this action implements possession and trip limits for the Northeast multispecies common pool fishery for the 2023 fishing year and other measures.
April 11, 2023 -

Historic Shipwreck Avoidance on Stellwagen Bank

NOAA Fisheries, in conjunction with NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, requests that vessels avoid shipwreck sites on southern Stellwagen Bank.
March 31, 2023 -

NOAA Fisheries Announces Preliminary 2023 At-Sea Monitoring Coverage Target for Groundfish Sector Fishery

NOAA Fisheries announces a preliminary at-sea monitoring coverage target for fishing year 2023 of 90 percent of all groundfish sector trips subject to the at-sea monitoring program.
March 16, 2023 -

Approved At-Sea Monitoring and Electronic Monitoring Providers for Groundfish Sectors

NOAA Fisheries is announcing approved at-sea monitoring and electronic monitoring providers for fishing year 2023.
March 06, 2023 -

Adjustments to Fishing Year 2022 Specifications for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery

Today we are announcing, through a final rule, the amount of allocation each sector may carry over from fishing year 2021 to fishing year 2022, which ends April 30, 2023.
January 13, 2023 -

Amendment 23: Exclusion from Human ASM Requirement for Certain Trips

Instructions for vessels planning to fish exclusively west of 71 degrees 30 minutes west longitude.
December 14, 2022 -

Potential Groundfish Sector Monitoring Providers: Update to Approval Process

Sector at-sea monitoring and electronic monitoring provider applications due January 9, 2023
December 09, 2022 -