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Amendment 32: Management of Gulf Migratory Group Cobia

Amendment 32 proposes to modify Gulf Migratory Group cobia (Gulf Group cobia) recreational data monitoring data units from Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Coastal Household Telephone Survey to MRIP Fishing Effort Survey and reduce the…
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Published
02/01/2022

Descending Device and Venting Tool for the Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act)

The DESCEND Act was signed on January 13, 2021, by President Trump and becomes effective on January 13, 2022.  It adds a new section 321 to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which requires commercial and recreational…
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Effective
01/12/2022

Final Rule for 2022 Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications and Minimum Size Suspension for Surfclams

NOAA Fisheries is setting 2022 commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. The final quotas, which have remained unchanged since 2004.  Additionally, the Atlantic surfclam minimum size limit will be suspended for the 2022…
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Effective
01/01/2022

Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries is approving and implementing all measures included in Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan, as submitted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This amendment revises the goals and objectives of the…
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Effective
01/01/2022

2021-2022 Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications

2021 and 2022 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), and final 2021 and 2022 harvest specifications, apportionments, and prohibited species…
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Effective
11/29/2021

Rebuilding Plan for Guam Bottomfish

NOAA Fisheries proposes to implement a rebuilding plan that includes annual catch limits (ACL) and accountability measures (AM) for the overfished bottomfish stock complex in Guam. This action is necessary to rebuild the overfished stock consistent with…
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Comments Close
01/10/2022

Proposed Rule for 2022 and 2023 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications

NOAA Fisheries proposes 2022-2023 specifications for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea fisheries. The implementing regulations for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan require us to publish specifications for…
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Comments Close
12/09/2021

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota Adjustment

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota Adjustment NOAA Fisheries has transferred 9.5 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from the Reserve category to the General category, and 20.2 mt from the Harpoon category to the…
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Issued
11/23/2021

Proposed Rule to Establish National Minimum Insurance Requirements for NMFS Programs that Permit or Approve Observer Providers

NOAA Fisheries will publish a draft proposed rule to clarify the minimum suite of insurance that an authorized observer provider, or provider seeking authorization, must have to mitigate the financial risks of observer coverage for the fishing vessels…
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Published
11/22/2021