Final Measures for 2010 Fishing Year for Multispecies Fishery
NOAA fisheries Service announces final measures developed by the New England Fishery Management Council that are intended to end overfishing and continue the rebuilding of Northeast groundfish. These new measures go into effective May 1, 2010. Key measures include accountability measures and a process to specify annual catch limits, as required by the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (2006). For 2010, fishing vessels have the option to participate in an expanded fishing sector program or to fish under a modified Days-at-Sea (DAS) program.