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Title 50Chapter VIPart 648


TITLE 50—Wildlife and Fisheries

CHAPTER VI—FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES

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Subpart A—GENERAL PROVISIONS

§648.1
Purpose and scope.
§648.2
Definitions.
§648.3
Relation to other laws.
§648.4
Vessel permits.
§648.5
Operator permits.
§648.6
Dealer/processor permits.
§648.7
Recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
§648.8
Vessel identification.
§648.9
VMS vendor and unit requirements.
§648.10
VMS and DAS requirements for vessel owners/operators.
§648.11
At-sea sea sampler/observer coverage.
§648.12
Experimental fishing.
§648.13
Transfers at sea.
§648.14
Prohibitions.
§648.15
Facilitation of enforcement.
§648.16
Penalties.
§648.17
Exemptions for vessels fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area.
§648.18
[Reserved]
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Subpart B—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE ATLANTIC MACKEREL, SQUID, AND BUTTERFISH FISHERIES

§648.20
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council ABC control rules.
§648.21
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council risk policy.
§648.22
Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish specifications.
§648.23
Mackerel, squid, and butterfish gear restrictions.
§648.24
Fishery closures and accountability measures.
§648.25
Atlantic Mackerel, squid, and butterfish framework adjustments to management measures.
§648.26
Mackerel, squid, and butterfish possession restrictions.
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Subpart C—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR ATLANTIC SALMON

§648.40
Prohibition on possession.
§648.41
Framework specifications.
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Subpart D—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE ATLANTIC SEA SCALLOP FISHERY

§648.50
Shell-height standard.
§648.51
Gear and crew restrictions.
§648.52
Possession and landing limits.
§648.53
Acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACL), annual catch targets (ACT), DAS allocations, and individual fishing quotas (IFQ).
§648.54
State waters exemption.
§648.55
Framework adjustments to management measures.
§648.56
Scallop research.
§648.57
Sea scallop area rotation program.
§648.58
Rotational Closed Areas.
§648.59
Sea Scallop Access Areas.
§648.60
Sea scallop access area program requirements.
§648.61
EFH closed areas.
§648.62
Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Program.
§648.63
General category Sectors and harvesting cooperatives.
§648.64
Yellowtail flounder sub-ACLs and AMs for the scallop fishery.
§648.65
Windowpane flounder sub-ACL and AM for the scallop fishery.
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Subpart E—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE ATLANTIC SURF CLAM AND OCEAN QUAHOG FISHERIES

§648.70
Surfclam and ocean quahog Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
§648.71
Surfclam and ocean quahog Annual Catch Targets (ACT).
§648.72
Surfclam and ocean quahog specifications.
§648.73
Surfclam and ocean quahog Accountability Measures.
§648.74
Annual individual allocations.
§648.75
Shucking at sea and minimum surfclam size.
§648.76
Closed areas.
§648.77
Cage identification.
§648.78
Maine mahogany quahog zone.
§648.79
Surfclam and ocean quahog framework adjustments to management measures.
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Subpart F—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE NE MULTISPECIES AND MONKFISH FISHERIES

§648.80
NE Multispecies regulated mesh areas and restrictions on gear and methods of fishing.
§648.81
NE multispecies closed areas and measures to protect EFH.
§648.82
Effort-control program for NE multispecies limited access vessels.
§648.83
Multispecies minimum fish sizes.
§648.84
Gear-marking requirements and gear restrictions.
§648.85
Special management programs.
§648.86
NE Multispecies possession restrictions.
§648.87
Sector allocation.
§648.88
Multispecies open access permit restrictions.
§648.89
Recreational and charter/party vessel restrictions.
§648.90
NE multispecies assessment, framework procedures and specifications, and flexible area action system.
§648.91
Monkfish regulated mesh areas and restrictions on gear and methods of fishing.
§648.92
Effort-control program for monkfish limited access vessels.
§648.93
Monkfish minimum fish sizes.
§648.94
Monkfish possession and landing restrictions.
§648.95
Offshore Fishery Program in the SFMA.
§648.96
FMP review, specification, and framework adjustment process.
§648.97
Closed areas.
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Subpart G—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE SUMMER FLOUNDER FISHERIES

§648.100
Summer flounder Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
§648.101
Summer flounder Annual Catch Target (ACT).
§648.102
Summer flounder specifications.
§648.103
Summer flounder accountability measures.
§648.104
Summer flounder minimum fish sizes.
§648.105
Summer flounder recreational fishing season.
§648.106
Summer flounder possession restrictions.
§648.107
Conservation equivalent measures for the summer flounder fishery.
§648.108
Summer flounder gear restrictions.
§648.109
Sea turtle conservation.
§648.110
Summer flounder framework adjustments to management measures.
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Subpart H—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE SCUP FISHERY

§648.120
Scup Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
§648.121
Scup Annual Catch Target (ACT).
§648.122
Scup specifications.
§648.123
Scup accountability measures.
§648.124
Scup commercial season and commercial fishery area restrictions.
§648.125
Scup gear restrictions.
§648.126
Scup minimum fish sizes.
§648.127
Scup recreational fishing season.
§648.128
Scup possession restrictions.
§648.129
Protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles.
§648.130
Scup framework adjustments to management measures.
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Subpart I—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE BLACK SEA BASS FISHERY

§648.140
Black sea bass Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
§648.141
Black sea bass Annual Catch Target (ACT).
§648.142
Black sea bass specifications.
§648.143
Black sea bass Accountability Measures.
§648.144
Black sea bass gear restrictions.
§648.145
Black sea bass possession limit.
§648.146
Black sea bass recreational fishing season.
§648.147
Black sea bass minimum fish sizes.
§648.148
Special management zones.
§648.149
Black sea bass framework adjustments to management measures.
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Subpart J—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE ATLANTIC BLUEFISH FISHERY

§648.160
Bluefish Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
§648.161
Bluefish Annual Catch Targets (ACTs).
§648.162
Bluefish specifications.
§648.163
Bluefish Accountability Measures (AMs).
§648.164
Bluefish possession restrictions.
§648.165
Bluefish minimum fish sizes.
§648.166
Bluefish gear restrictions.
§648.167
Bluefish framework adjustment to management measures.
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Subpart K—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE ATLANTIC HERRING FISHERY

§648.200
Specifications.
§648.201
AMs and harvest controls.
§648.202
Season and area restrictions.
§648.203
Gear restrictions.
§648.204
Possession restrictions.
§648.205
VMS requirements.
§648.206
Framework provisions.
§648.207
Herring Research Set-Aside (RSA).
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Subpart L—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE SPINY DOGFISH FISHERY

§648.230
Spiny dogfish Annual Catch Limits (ACLs).
§648.231
Spiny dogfish Annual Catch Target (ACT) and Total Allowable Level of Landings (TAL).
§648.232
Spiny dogfish specifications.
§648.233
Spiny dogfish Accountability Measures (AMs).
§648.234
Gear restrictions. [Reserved]
§648.235
Spiny dogfish possession and landing restrictions.
§648.236
Special Management Zones. [Reserved]
§§648.237-648.238
[Reserved]
§648.239
Spiny dogfish framework adjustments to management measures.
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Subpart M—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE ATLANTIC DEEP-SEA RED CRAB FISHERY

§648.260
Specifications.
§648.261
Framework adjustment process.
§648.262
Accountability measures for red crab limited access vessels.
§648.263
Red crab possession and landing restrictions.
§648.264
Gear requirements/restrictions.
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Subpart N—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE TILEFISH FISHERY

§648.290
Tilefish Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
§648.291
Tilefish Annual Catch Target (ACT).
§648.292
Tilefish specifications.
§648.293
Tilefish accountability measures.
§648.294
Individual fishing quota (IFQ) program.
§648.295
Tilefish incidental trip limits.
§648.296
Tilefish recreational possession limit.
§648.297
Tilefish gear restricted areas.
§648.298
[Reserved]
§648.299
Tilefish framework specifications.
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Subpart O—MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE NE SKATE COMPLEX FISHERIES

§648.320
Skate FMP review and monitoring.
§648.321
Framework adjustment process.
§648.322
Skate allocation, possession, and landing provisions.
§648.323
Accountability measures.
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