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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BL48 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: 2023-2024 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 

Every other year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council makes recommendations to set biennial allowable harvest levels for Pacific Coast groundfish, and recommends management measures for commercial, recreational, and tribal fisheries that are designed to achieve those harvest levels consistent with the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan.  For the 2023-24 biennium, the Pacific Fishery Management Council has recommended: Harvest specifications, including overfishing limits, acceptable biological catches, and annual catch limits; and Management measures to achieve those specifications. The specifications and management measures that would be forwarded by this action would be in effect from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will implement this rulemaking under the authority of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 660   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/14/2022  87 FR 62676   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/14/2022 
Final Action  12/16/2022  87 FR 77007   
Final Action Effective  01/01/2023 
Final Rule Correcting Amendment  03/01/2023  88 FR 12865   
Final Rule Correcting Amendment Effective  03/01/2023 
Final Rule Second Correcting Amendment  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Quan
Regional Administrator - West Coast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DC 20230
Phone:562 980-4001