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Proposal to Develop Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Information Collection Program

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to develop an information collection program for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fishery. The goal is to collect more detailed information about individuals and businesses that hold fishery quota allocation in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota programs. This action will provided needed information to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council which may develop an an excessive share cap for this fishery through a future management action.

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