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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BJ16 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan 
Abstract:

In response to action by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to integrate chub mackerel as a stock managed under the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan, this rulemaking action proposes to replace preliminary chub mackerel management measures implemented in August 2017 under the Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment that expire December 31, 2020. The objective of this action is to sustainably manage chub mackerel consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.  The proposed action would: identify chub mackerel management goals and objectives; designate chub mackerel essential fish habitat; create a chub mackerel management unit; specify chub mackerel status determination criteria; set chub mackerel acceptable biological catch and annual catch limits; establish a process to set chub mackerel catch limits and distribute them among commercial and recreational fisheries; create accountability measures to prevent overfishing; and establish chub mackerel permit and reporting requirements.

 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed 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
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  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
Email: michael.pentony@noaa.gov