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Amendment 10: Changes to catch levels, sector allocations, accountability measures, and management measures for dolphin and wahoo in the Atlantic

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Information Gathering
Issued
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Point of Contact
Nikhil Mehta; 727-551-5098; nikhil.mehta@noaa.gov

Summary

Amendment 10 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic (Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10) and its rulemaking would revise the acceptable biological catch estimates, annual catch limits, sector allocations, accountability measures, and additional management measures for dolphin and wahoo.  The additional management measures would address commercial trip limits, authorized fishing gear, the operator permit (card) requirement for dolphin and wahoo, and the recreational vessel limit for dolphin.  The purpose of Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10 and its rulemaking is to base conservation and management measures for dolphin and wahoo on the best scientific information available and increase net benefits to the fishery.

Supporting Materials

Last updated on 11/09/2021