This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the commercial Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Agency Contact: Gretchen Hanshew (Northwest Region, NMFS), (206) 526-6147, fax: (206) 526-6736, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This rule is final. Its effective date is November 1, 2011.