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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BL40 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●2022 Recreational Fishing Measures for Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock 

As authorized by the regulations implementing the New England Fishery Management Council’s Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, this action proposes to set management measures (season length, possession limit, minimum size) for the recreational fishery for cod and haddock in the Gulf of Maine for the 2022 fishing year (May 1, 2022, through April 30, 2022).  The measures are based on a recommendation by the New England Fishery Management Council that accounts for updated catch information and the fishing year 2022 quotas. We adjust measures annually, as needed, to ensure that recreational catch achieves, but does not exceed, available quota. Recreational measures set harvest seasons, possession limits, and minimum fish sizes for private and for-hire recreational fishing operators in the Gulf of Maine.

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 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  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