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2022-23 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Specifications


Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9180


NOAA Fisheries announces final specifications for the 2022 Atlantic bluefish fishery, and projected specifications for 2023, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This action increases both the commercial quota and recreational harvest limit, in accordance with the rebuilding plan for the stock. No changes to existing recreational management measures (such as bag limits) are included in these specifications. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels to prevent overfishing while enabling optimum yield, using the best scientific information available.

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2022-23 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2022 and projected 2023 specifications for the Atlantic bluefish fishery, effective February 2, 2022.
February 01, 2022 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 02/01/2022