National Marine Fisheries Service

03/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/25/2021 09:30

Adjustments to Fishing Year 2020 Specifications for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan

Each year, NOAA Fisheries determines how much unused quota sectors may carry over from the previous fishing year based on final catch data. Today we are announcing, through a final rule, the amount of allocation each sector may carry over from the 2019 to 2020 fishing year, which ends April 30, 2021. This rule also corrects minor errors published in Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. These errors are administrative and do not change the amount of quota allocated to sectors or the common pool for the 2020 fishing year.