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NOAA Annnounces Interim Northeast Groundfish Rules

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Baskets of cod and haddock. (Credit: NOAA)
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NOAA today announced interim fishing measures that protect the Northeast groundfish stocks most in trouble, while still allowing the fishing industry to target some healthy stocks as the fishery rebuilds. The new rules, which take effect May 1, balance economic and conservation concerns, and are an important step toward ending overfishing by 2010 as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Link to the NOAA press release here.


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