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2024-2025 Atlantic Mackerel Specifications


Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic mackerel fish with silvery white underside. Top half of body is blue green with black wavy bars and narrow dark streak along each side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Carly Bari, carly.bari@noaa.gov, (978) 281-9150


This rule approves and implements the 2024 specifications and projected 2025 specifications for Atlantic mackerel as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. These specifications establish allowable harvest levels that will prevent overfishing, consistent with the most recent scientific information.


NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2024-2025 Atlantic Mackerel Specifications

NOAA Fisheries is reducing the Atlantic mackerel commercial quota and trip limits to ensure stock rebuilds, effective April 12, 2024.
April 11, 2024 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/11/2024