(a) This part implements the fishery management plans (FMPs) for the Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic chub mackerel, longfin squid, Illex squid, and butterfish fisheries (Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish FMP); Atlantic salmon (Atlantic Salmon FMP); the Atlantic sea scallop fishery (Scallop FMP); the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries (Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP); the NE multispecies and monkfish fisheries1; the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries (Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass FMP); the Atlantic bluefish fishery (Atlantic Bluefish FMP); the Atlantic herring fishery (Atlantic Herring FMP); the spiny dogfish fishery (Spiny Dogfish FMP); the Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery (Deep-Sea Red Crab FMP); the golden and blueline tilefish fisheries (Tilefish FMP); and the NE skate complex fisheries (Skate FMP). These FMPs and the regulations in this part govern the conservation and management of the above named fisheries of the Northeastern United States.

Terms Used In 50 CFR 648.1

  • Atlantic herring: means Clupea harengus. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Atlantic mackerel: means Scomber scombrus. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Atlantic salmon: means Salmo salar. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Black sea bass: means Centropristis striata. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Bluefish: means Pomotomus saltatrix. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Blueline tilefish: means Caulolatilus microps. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • butterfish: means Peprilus triacanthus. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Longfin squid: means Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii (formerly Loligo pealeii). See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Ocean quahog: means the species Arctica islandica. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • scallop: means Placopecten magellanicus, throughout its range. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Scup: means Stenotomus chrysops. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Skate: means members of the Family Rajidae, including: Leucoraja ocellata (winter skate). See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Spiny dogfish: means Squalus acanthias. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Squid: means longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii, formerly Loligo pealeii) or Illex illecebrosus. See 50 CFR 648.2
  • Summer flounder: means Paralichthys dentatus. See 50 CFR 648.2

(b) This part governs domestic fishing only. Foreign fishing is governed under subpart F of part 600 of this chapter.

[61 FR 34968, July 3, 1996, as amended at 61 FR 43424, Aug. 23, 1996; 62 FR 13299, Mar. 20, 1997; 65 FR 1568, Jan. 11, 2000; 65 FR 77464, Dec. 11, 2000; 66 FR 49192, Sept. 26, 2001; 67 FR 63229, Oct. 10, 2002; 68 FR 49699, Aug. 19, 2003; 76 FR 60649, Sept. 29, 2011; 82 FR 52855, Nov. 15, 2017; 85 FR 47109, Aug. 4, 2020]

  1. NE Multispecies FMP) and (Monkfish FMP []