New England 2013 Final Rules for Framework 50, Framework 48 and Interim Final Rule for Sector Operations Plans

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This afternoon the final rules implementing final fishing measures for the groundfish fishery filed with the federal register. To view the regulations that go into effect tomorrow you can click on the links to each of the following rules.
Framework 50 implements catch limits for groundfish stocks for 2013 through 2015, as well as catch limits for the U.S./Canada stocks for 2013.  Bulletin  
Framework 48 also contains measures to enhance fishing opportunities for groundfish vessels to mitigate potential negative economic impacts from reductions in catch limits for 2013.  Bulletin  
The sector operations plans interim final rule partially approves operations plans and grants 23 regulatory exemptions for 17 fishing sectors for fishing year 2013.  Bulletin

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