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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BL12 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Framework Adjustment 63 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan 

The action would implement management measures included in Framework Adjustment 63 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (Framework 63) that were developed by the New England Fishery Management Council in response to new scientific information, pursuant to the rulemaking authorities under section 303(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The action would set annual specifications for fishing years (FY) 2022-2024 for Gulf of Maine cod and Georges Bank (GB) cod, FY2022-2023 for GB yellowtail flounder, and FY2022 for white hake, and specify FY 2022 total allowable catches (TAC) for the three U.S./Canada stocks eastern GB cod, eastern GB haddock, and GB yellowtail flounder. It would also adopt additional measures to promote stock rebuilding; and develop alternatives to the current default specifications system.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/20/2022  87 FR 23482   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/05/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2022 
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:
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