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NOAA Fisheries Announces 2017-2019 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Quotas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 21, 2017

NOAA Fisheries announces that the final quotas for the 2017-2019 Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery filed in the Federal Register today.

The approved 2017 the projected 2018-2019 quotas are the same as levels in effect since 2011. There has not been an update to the red crab stock assessment, but recent landings and other data suggest there has been no change in the size of the red crab stock since Amendment 3 was implemented in 2011.

For more information, read the rule as filed today in the Federal Register, and permit holder bulletin available on our website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Goebel at 978-281-9175 or jennifer.goebel@noaa.gov