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Emergency Closure for Lobster and Jonah Crab Trap/Pot Fishery: Area Between Massachusetts Restricted Area and Massachusetts Restricted Area North for April 2022

Fishermen must remove all trap/pot gear from this area and not set new gear in this area from April 1-30, 2022
March 01, 2022 -

Northeast Multispecies Common Pool Vessels: Possession and Trip Limit Increases for the Remainder of Fishing Year 2021 for the Common Pool Fishery

Effective February 24, 2022, NOAA Fisheries increases common pool possession and trip limits for Gulf of Maine Cod, Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine yellowtail flounder, and witch flounder.
February 23, 2022 -

Adjustments to Fishing Year 2021 Specifications for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery

Today we are announcing, through a final rule, the amount of allocation each sector may carry over from the 2020 to 2021 fishing year, which ends April 30, 2022. This rule also corrects minor regulatory errors implemented by Framework Adjustment 61.
February 16, 2022 -

Atlantic Herring Management Area 3 Possession Limit Adjustment

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day. Effective 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022.
February 03, 2022 -

2022-23 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2022 and projected 2023 specifications for the Atlantic bluefish fishery, effective February 2, 2022.
February 01, 2022 -

2021-23 Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2021 and projected 2022-2023 specifications for the small-mesh multispecies fishery.
January 31, 2022 -

NOAA Fisheries Announces the Southern Red Hake Rebuilding Plan and Associated Management Measures

This action establishes a rebuilding plan and adjusts management measures for the overfished southern red hake stock under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan.
January 24, 2022 -

Approved Electronic Monitoring Providers for Groundfish Sectors

NOAA Fisheries is announcing additional approved electronic monitoring providers for fishing year 2022.
January 19, 2022 -

Greater Atlantic Region No Longer Accepting Paper Permit Applications and Paper Permits Will Not be Available in 2022

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Greater Atlantic Region Permit Office will no longer send or accept paper applications for vessel renewals and operator permits.
January 12, 2022 -

NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule for Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan implements new management measures in the Northern Gulf of Maine and limited access general category individual fishing quota sea scallop fisheries.
January 10, 2022 -