National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 20, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework Adjustment 30 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2019-02628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve and implement the measures of Framework Adjustment 30 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establishes scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and improve both yield-per-recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource. The intended effect of this rule is to notify the public of these proposed measures and to solicit comment on the potential scallop fishery management changes.