Federal Consistency Determination: National Marine Fisheries Service Rule Amendment

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: June 18, 2023
Comments Due: July 8, 2023
Documents for Review

A Federal Consistency Determination has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program (DCMP) for the following:

NMFS Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Amendment (2023.0068)

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to promulgate a new rule to implement the Comprehensive Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Amendment. The amendment would modify the ABC control rules, allow phase-in of ABC changes, allow carry-over of unharvested portions of the annual catch limit (ACL), and modify framework procedures to implement carry-overs of ACLs when allowed, for the Fishery Management Plans for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic, and Golden Crab Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The proposed activity is subject to review for consistency under the policies of the DCMP.

Comments concerning this Federal Consistency Determination will be accepted for 20 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.