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Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Skate Vessels - Removal of Southern Windowpane Flounder Accountability Measures

Contact:
Sustainable  Fisheries Division
(978) 281 –9315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 31, 2017

Effective September 1, 2017, trawl vessels fishing with a codend mesh size of 5 inches or greater are no longer required to fish with selective gear in certain areas of southern New England.  We are removing these gear restrictions in the Southern Windowpane Flounder Large Accountability Measure (AM) Area 1 and 2 (see figure below).

Learn more about windowpane flounder AMs.

Southern Windowpane Accountability Measure Areas

Southern Windowpane Accountability Measure Areas
For small entity compliance guides, this bulletin complies with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act of 1996.  This notice is authorized by the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Greater Atlantic Region.