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Monkfish Fishery: 2019 Specifications

We are implementing specifications for the 2019 monkfish fishery. This action is necessary to ensure allowable monkfish harvest levels that will prevent overfishing and allow harvesting of optimum yield. This action is intended to establish the allowable
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Effective
05/01/2019

Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; 2019 Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area to the Limited Access General Category Fishery

NOAA Fisheries announces the closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year for Limited Access General Category vessels. Regulations require this action once we projectthat 100 percent of the
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Effective
04/25/2019

Northeast Multispecies Fishery: Framework Adjustment 58

This action proposes to approve and implement Framework Adjustment 58 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule would set 2019- 2020 catch limits for 7 of the 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks, implement new or revised rebuilding
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Comments Close
05/06/2019

Permanent Advisory Committee to Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Meeting

NOAA Fisheries announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on
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Comments Close
06/05/2019

Non-pollock Trawl Catcher/Processor Halibut Bycatch Handling and Monitoring Requirements

NOAA Fisheries proposes regulations to implement catch handling and monitoring requirements to allow Pacific halibut (halibut) bycatch to be sorted on the deck of trawl catcher/processors and motherships participating in the non-pollock groundfish
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Comments Close
05/16/2019

Review of Atlantic HMS Recreational Landings and Bluefin Tuna Catch Reporting Methods

NOAA Fisheries is inviting comments related to a proposed collection of information on recreational catch and bluefin tuna landings. We are particularly interested in comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the
Comments Close
06/14/2019

Northeast Multispecies Fishery: Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the Common Pool Fishery

This action closes the Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area to Northeast multispecies common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear through April 30, 2019. The closure is required because the common pool fishery is projected to have caught
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Effective
04/12/2019

Amendment 18: Modifying the Shrimp Effort Threshold

This actionwouldadjust the target reduction goal for juvenile red snapper mortality in the federal Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery in the 10-30 fathom depth zone, and would modify the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan management measures framework
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Issued
04/11/2019

Abbreviated Framework Amendment 2: Vermilion Snapper and Black Sea Bass

Abbreviated Framework 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Regionproposes to adjust the annual catch limits for South Atlantic vermilion snapper and black sea bass in response to the results of the latest
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Effective
04/09/2019

Framework Action: Modification to the Recreational Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffers

The purpose of this framework is to reduce the federal for-hire component's red snapper annual catch target (ACT) buffer to a level that wouldallow a greater harvest in 2019 while continuing to constrain landings to the for-hire component and total
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Effective
04/04/2019