NOAA Fisheries Sets Management Measures for Northeast Multispecies

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

July 27, 2021

NOAA Fisheries Sets Management Measures for Northeast Multispecies

Effective Today

We are approving the previously proposed Framework 61 developed by the New England Fishery Management Council that sets or adjusts catch limits for groundfish stocks for the 2021 fishing year (May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022), including the three stocks managed jointly with Canada. For 2021, Framework 61 decreases six stock quotas, and increases four stock quotas compared to 2020. These revised catch limits are based upon the results of stock assessments conducted in 2020 and are intended to help prevent overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks.

This action also revises the status determination criteria for Georges Bank and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder, implements a revised rebuilding plan for white hake, and implements a universal exemption to allow sectors to target redfish.

Read the final rule as published in the Federal Register and the permit holder bulletin.


Fishermen: Contact Liz Sullivan, Regional Office, 978-282-8493

Media: Contact Allison Ferreira, Regional Office, 978-281-9103