Adjustment of Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit
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 July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 unless changed via subsequent action.
|Region||Default Retention Limit Per Vessel Per Trip||
Adjusted Retention Limit Per Vessel Per Trip
(July 1, 2019–December 31, 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|