Adjustment of Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
07/01/2019
Point of Contact
Rick Pearson, 727-824-5399
Affected Species

Summary

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, 2019December 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 

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 07/08/2019