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Proposed New Management Measures for American Lobster

On October 6, 2008, NOAA Fisheries published a proposed rule in the Federal Register. The rule proposes new management measures including a mandatory Federal lobster dealer electronic reporting requirement, changes to the lobster maximum carapace length restrictions and a change to the v-notch definition applicable to several lobster conservation management areas. Submit electronic comments to the e-rulemaking portal at

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