December 6, 1999 -- Federal Lobster Rules Support Interstate Management Plan

Final Rules

Published December 6

in Federal Register

Teri Frady
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MA -- 99-08

NMFS Northeast Region


Gloucester, Mass. -- NOAA Fisheries today announced rules for lobstering in northeastern waters that will more closely integrate federal and state fishery management plans into a comprehensive effort to end overfishing and rebuild egg production in this resource.

A news release with details of today's actions is available at the NOAA news website. A press guide to the final rule is available at the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region website. The final rule was published in the Federal Register December 6.

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