Part 648 - FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES  


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 Standardized bycatch reporting methodology.
Subpart B—Management Measures for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries
§ 648.20 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Acceptable Biological Catch (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.
§ 648.27 Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Area.
Subpart C—Management Measures for Atlantic Salmon
§ 648.40 Prohibition on possession.
§ 648.41 Framework specifications.
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 Overfishing limit (OFL), acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACL), annual catch targets (ACT), annual projected landings (APL), DAS allocations, and individual fishing quotas (IFQ).
§ 648.54 State waters exemption.
§ 648.55 Specifications and framework adjustments to management measures.
§ 648.56 Scallop research.
§ 648.57 [Reserved]
§ 648.58 Closed Area II Seasonal Scallop Closure.
§ 648.59 Sea Scallop Rotational Area Management Program and Access Area Program requirements.
§ 648.60 Sea Scallop Rotational Areas.
§ 648.61 [Reserved]
§ 648.62 Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Program.
§ 648.63 General category Sectors and harvesting cooperatives.
§ 648.64 Flounder Stock sub-ACLs and AMs for the scallop fishery.
§ 648.65 §648.65 [Reserved]
§§ 648.57--648.58
§§ 648.57-648.5 [Reserved]
§§ 648.57-648.58 [Reserved]
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 Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Program.
§ 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.
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 year-round and seasonal closed areas.
§ 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.
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.
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.
§ 648.150 Black sea bass recreational fishing season.
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.
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).
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]
§ 648.239 Spiny dogfish framework adjustments to management measures.
§§ 648.237-648.238 [Reserved]
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.
Subpart N—Management Measures for the Golden Tilefish and Blueline Tilefish Fisheries
§ 648.290 Tilefish Annual Catch Limits (ACL).
§ 648.291 Tilefish Annual Catch Targets (ACT).
§ 648.292 Tilefish specifications.
§ 648.293 Tilefish accountability measures.
§ 648.294 Golden tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) program.
§ 648.295 Tilefish commercial trip limits and landing condition.
§ 648.296 Tilefish recreational possession limits and gear restrictions.
§ 648.297 Tilefish gear restricted areas.
§ 648.298 Blueline tilefish management measures.
§ 648.299 Tilefish framework specifications.
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.
Subpart P—Mid-Atlantic Forage Species and Atlantic Chub Mackerel
§ 648.350 Mid-Atlantic forage species and Atlantic chub mackerel annual landing limits.
§ 648.351 Mid-Atlantic forage species and Atlantic chub mackerel possession limits.
§ 648.352 Mid-Atlantic forage species and Atlantic chub mackerel framework measures.
Subpart Q—Habitat-Related Management Measures
§ 648.370 Habitat Management Areas.
§ 648.371 Dedicated Habitat Research Areas.
§ 648.372 Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Area.

Authority

16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

Source

61 FR 34968, July 3, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

EditorNote

, Nomenclature changes to part 648 appear at 62 FR 14651, Mar. 27, 1997.