Amendment 15 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Scallop FMP)

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0084
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Amendment 15 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Scallop FMP) was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to implement annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) to come into compliance with new requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Amendment 15 to the Scallop FMP includes measures that will make management of the scallop fishery more effective including: Modification of the overfishing definition for scallops; an increase in the possession limit for limited access general category (LAGC) vessels; an allowance for carryover of individual fishing quota (IFQ) for LAGC vessels; a provision to enable LAGC vessel owners to permanently transfer IFQ separate from the vessel's LAGC permit; revision of the essential fish habitat closures under the Scallop FMP; and several changes to the scallop research set aside program.
RIN: 0648-BA71
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice of Availability03/24/201176 FR 16595
NPRM04/11/201176 FR 19929
NPRM Comment Period End05/26/2011
Final Rule07/21/201176 FR 43746
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 26, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/11/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0084-0007
Comment Period Closed
May 23, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/24/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0084-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/21/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0084-0012

Supporting Documents

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