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NMFS issues final regulations to implement Special Management Zones for four Delaware

Discussion in 'Artificial Reefs' started by njdiver1, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. njdiver1

    njdiver1 Barracuda

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    NMFS issues final regulations to implement Special Management Zones for four Delaware artificial reefs under the black sea bass provisions of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. These measures are necessary to promote orderly use of fisheries resources on artificial reefs by reducing user group conflicts, and are intended to maintain the intended socioeconomic benefits of the artificial reefs to the maximum extent practicable.

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    http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/2015/June/15desmzfr.pdf

    http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/2015/June/15desmzea.pdf
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Does this change anything for scuba divers? If so, what?
     
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    If not for the intervention of the NJCDC, divers would not be able to take anything by hand off the reefs.
     
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    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You mean by spearing?

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    32480 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 110 / Tuesday, June 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations
    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    50 CFR Part 648
    [Docket No. 130702585–5454–02]
    RIN 0648–BD42
    Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Special Management Zones for Delaware Artificial Reefs
    AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
    ACTION: Final rule.

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    (b) Approved/Established SMZs—Delaware Special Management Zone Areas. Special management zones are established for Delaware artificial reef permit areas #9, 10, 11, and 13, in the area of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. From January 1 through December 31 of each year, no fishing vessel or person on a fishing vessel may fish in the Delaware Special Management Zones with any gear except hook and line and spear fishing (including the taking of fish by hand).

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    http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/2015/June/15desmzfr.pdf


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