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Action to amend the regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan for the Summer Flounder Fishery (FMP). This rule requires Federally permitted summer flounder dealers to submit weekly reports even if no fish are received during a particular week, and owners of vessels having summer flounder moratorium permits to maintain accurate daily fishing logs and submit them each month regardless of species fished for or taken. Other minor language changes are made to the regulations regarding dealer and vessel reporting to clarify intent. The intended effect of this rule is to achieve consistency and effectiveness by standardizing the reporting requirements for all Federally managed fisheries in the Northeast Region.

Final Rule