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Adds more restrictions to Exempted Fisheries Program; establishes a procedure for Council to recommend modifying northern shrimp gear to reduce bycatch; expands management unit to include silver hake, ocean pout, and red hake; establishes management for Cultivator Shoal whiting fishery; tightens restrictions on carrying small mesh in the Regulated Mesh Area; requires a 5.5≤ mesh size in the Southern New England yellowtail area.

Final Rule