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2020 Atlantic Bluefish Interim Recreational Management Measures


Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Affected Species
Atlantic Bluefish
Action Status
Emergency Rule
These interim measures are effective until replaced by the revised 2020 bluefish specifications and recreational management measures.
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9180


NOAA Fisheries announces this temporary rule to implement interim recreational management measures for the 2020 Atlantic bluefish fishery to prevent overfishing. This action is necessary to constrain recreational harvest at the start of the fishing year while final 2020 measures are developed and implemented. These measures are expected to help ensure the long-term recovery and sustainability of the bluefish stock.

Federal Register


2020 Atlantic Bluefish Interim Recreational Management Measures

NOAA Fisheries announces interim recreational management measures for the Atlantic bluefish fishery. These measures are needed to prevent overfishing on the bluefish stock, which was declared overfished in late 2019.
February 28, 2020 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 06/16/2020

Recreational Fishing