This rule sets 2016–2018 catch limits for all 20 groundfish stocks, adjusts the groundfish at-sea monitoring program, and adopts several sector measures.

This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and achieve the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan. The final measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.

Final Rule

Framework Adjustment 55

Appendix I SSC Recommendations

Appendix II ABC Projection Output

Appendix III Calculation of ACLs