NOAA Fisheries Announces Groundfish Regulations -- April 25, 2002 2002/04/25 NOAA Fisheries Announces Interim Groundfish Regulations

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New Regulations

To Go into Effect

May 1, 2002

George Liles
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NMFS Northeast Region

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Gloucester, Mass. -- The Secretary of Commerce has approved an interim final rule to implement restrictions to reduce overfishing on Northeast groundfish stocks, beginning May 1 and continuing at least through July 31, 2002. A permit holder letter describing the restrictions is available here.These measures could change through a federal court decision expected on April 26, 2002.

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