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This rule implements framework adjustments that revise a provision in each of the FMPs that requires all permit applicants to own a fishing vessel at the time they apply for or renew a limited access permit.

NMFS issues this final rule to implement measures contained in Framework Adjustment 1 to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan (FMP), Framework Adjustment 3 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop FMP, and Framework Adjustment 7 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP.

Final Rule