NOAA Fisheries is proposing an information collection program for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fishery. The intent would be to collect more detailed information about individuals and businesses that hold fishery quota allocation in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota programs. This action is necessary to ensure that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has the information needed should it develop a future management action to establish an excessive share cap in this fishery.
The deadline for providing public comments on these proposed measures is September 8, 2014.
Click here to review the proposal rule and draft forms