NMFS proposes regulations to implement Framework Adjustment 5 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (MSB FMP), which was developed and adopted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and submitted to NMFS for approval. This action proposes broadening the scope of individuals and entities approved to complete vessel fish hold capacity certifications for vessels issued Tier 1 and 2 limited access Atlantic mackerel permits.
Agency Contact: Lindsey Feldman, Fishery Management Specialist, 978-675-2179, Fax 978-281-9135.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on October 22, 2012.