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Welcome to the Northeast Regional Office - Amendment 2 Updates

New regulations implementing recently approved Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (Amendment 2) have been approved and take effect on May 1, 2005.  The final rule published on April 28, 2005.


Among the new regulations are measures to increase fishing opportunities and provide for additional flexibility, while also meeting the conservation objectives of the FMP. Amendment 2 also contains gear modifications and closures to protect Essential Fish Habitat.
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Important note: Amendment 2 does not change the existing effort control measures that link Northeast multispecies and Atlantic sea scallop days-at-sea (DAS) to monkfish DAS.



New Regulations: (978) 281-9315
Permit Applications: (978) 281-9370
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Spiral Shell Refer to this Page for Newly Available NOAA Fisheries Service Information Related to Amendment 2.

Last Updated: April 7, 2006

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