Adjustment of the Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit for January 1–June 30, 2020
The Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limits in the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions have been adjusted according to the table below.
The default Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limit of zero swordfish in the Florida Swordfish Management Area remains in effect.
This action is effective through June 30, 2020, unless changed via subsequent action.
|Region||Default Retention Limit per Vessel per Trip||
Adjusted Retention Limit per Vessel per Trip
(January 1–June 30, 2020)
|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|
These retention limits apply to vessels issued a Swordfish General Commercial permit or a Highly Migratory Species Charter/Headboat permit with a commercial endorsement when on a non for-hire trip.