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Adjustment of Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
January 1–June 30, 2019
Point of Contact
Rick Pearson (727) 824-5399


The Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limits in the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions has been adjusted according to the table below. 

The default Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limit of zero (0) swordfish in the Florida Swordfish Management Area remains the same

This action is effective January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 unless changed via subsequent action. 

Region Default Retention Limit Per Vessel Per Trip

Adjusted Retention Limit Per Vessel Per Trip

(Jan. 1, 2019-June 30, 2019)

Northwest Atlantic 3 swordfish 6 swordfish
Gulf of Mexico 3 swordfish 6 swordfish
U.S. Caribbean 2 swordfish 6 swordfish
Florida Swordfish Management Area 0 swordfish 0 swordfish 

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 10/28/2021