Senate Commerce Committee Approves Nine Bills

2015-06-26T08:43:41+00:00 June 26, 2015|

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing that approved nine bills and several promotions within the U.S. Coast Guard. Included in the hearing were measures to reform ocean governance, climate change and pollution.

Possession Limit Adjustments For The Northeast Multispecies Fishery

2015-06-25T09:37:31+00:00 June 25, 2015|

The regulations authorize the Regional Administrator (RA) to adjust the possession limits for common pool vessels in order to prevent the overharvest or underharvest of the common pool quotas. This action decreases the possession and landing limit for Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod to zero for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2015 fishing year.

Determination Of Overfishing Or An Overfished Condition

2015-06-16T11:06:00+00:00 June 16, 2015|

Pursuant the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), must notify Councils whenever it determines that a stock or stock complex is overfished or approaching an overfished condition; or if an existing rebuilding plan has not ended overfishing or resulted in adequate rebuilding progress.

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