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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BL95 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Framework Adjustment 65 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan 

The action would implement management measures included in Framework Adjustment 65 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (Framework 65) 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 will revise the rebuilding plan for Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, set annual specifications for fishing years (FY) 2023-2025 for 13 Northeast multispecies stocks, FY2023-2024 for Georges Bank (GB) cod, GB yellowtail flounder, FY2023 for white hake, and specify FY 2023-2024 total allowable catches (TAC) for the three U.S./Canada stocks eastern GB cod, eastern GB haddock, and GB yellowtail flounder.  It would also make a temporarily modification to the accountability measures for GB cod. This rule also takes emergency action using our authority under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to increase the fishing year 2023 specifications for Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock. The purpose of this emergency action is to mitigate economic harm to industry by increasing the 2023 GOM haddock specifications.

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 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/31/2023  88 FR 34810   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/15/2023 
Final Action  08/18/2023  88 FR 56527   
Comment Period End  09/18/2023 
Final Action Effective  09/18/2023 
Next Action Undetermined  11/00/2023 
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 
Related RINs: Merged with 0648-BM41 
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