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2023 Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Specifications


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


NOAA Fisheries issues final specifications for the 2023 Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils. These specifications decrease the 2023 coastwide commercial quota by 59 percent compared to fishing year 2022, based on recent declining trends in stock biomass and productivity. No changes are made to any other fishery measures, such as per-trip possession limits. For more information, see the proposed rule, as published in the Federal Register.

Supporting Materials


2023 Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2023 specifications for the Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery, effective May 1, 2023.
May 01, 2023 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/01/2023