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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BF88 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: 2016-2018 Spiny Dogfish Fishery Specifications 
Abstract: This action includes spiny dogfish fishery specifications for the 2016-2018 fishing years, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils. In summary, the Councils implemented: spiny dogfish annual catch limits of 51.9 million lb for 2016, 50.7 million lb for 2017, and 49.8 million lb for 2018 (decreases from 62.3 million lb in 2015); coastwide commercial quotas of 40.4 million lb for 2016, 39.1 million lb for 2017, and 38.2 million lb for 2018 (decreases from 50.6 million lb in 2015); and spiny dogfish trip limits of 5,000 lb (status quo). 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/22/2016  81 FR 40650   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/07/2016 
Final Action  08/15/2016  81 FR 53958   
Final Action Effective  08/15/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
John K. Bullard
Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
55 Great Republic Drive,
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone:978 281-9287
Email: john.bullard@noaa.gov