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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BI49 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan 
Abstract: This rulemaking would implement the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's action to establish a rebuilding program that would rebuild the Atlantic mackerel stock within five years (by 2023), implement Atlantic mackerel catch limits for 2019-2021, and set a catch cap for river herring and shad in the mackerel fishery. The objectives of this action are to eliminate overfishing and rebuild this stock, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and limit bycatch of river herring and shad in the Atlantic mackerel fishery. This proposed action would: set 2019-2021 Atlantic mackerel acceptable biological catch, establish a rebuilding program that sets commercial catch limits to rebuild the stock within five years, modify the directed fishery closure process to slow effort and harvest rates as the quota is approached and preserve sufficient quota for mackerel bycatch in other fisheries, and specify 2019-2021 river herring and shad catch caps for the mackerel fishery. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/07/2019  84 FR 26634   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/08/2019 
Final Action  11/00/2019 
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: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Pentony
Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
55 Great Republic Drive,
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone:978 281-9283
Fax:978 281-9207