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Northeast Multispecies Fishery: Amendment 23


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Mark Grant, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9145


NOAA Fisheries proposes to approve, and implement through regulations, measures included in Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, which the New England Fishery Management Council adopted and submitted to NOAA Fisheries for approval. This action would adjust the existing industry-funded at-sea monitoring program for groundfish sectors to improve the accuracy of collected catch data (landings and discards) and catch accounting. The measures selected by the New England Fishery Management Council in Amendment 23 are intended to ensure there is a precise and accurate representation of catch to set catch limit levels that prevent overfishing and determine when catch limits are exceeded. 

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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/01/2022

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