Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/03/2019

Summary

Amendment 11 implements management measures to address overfishing and rebuild the overfished North Atlantic shortfin mako shark stock. These measures are based on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) stock assessment that determined that shortfin mako sharks are overfished and experiencing overfishing. Management measures also reflect ICCAT Recommendation 17-08.

This final rule was crafted after considering public comments on the proposed rule and Draft Environmental Impact Statement and incorporating updated data and information.

All amendment measures become effective on March 3, 2019. 

Bulletins

NOAA Fisheries Introduces Amendment 11 for the Conservation of Shortfin Mako Sharks

Amendment 11 aims to prevent overfishing and rebuild overfished shortfin mako sharks.
Photo of mako or blue shark

Emergency Regulations to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

Amendment 11 implements internationally recommended management measures for North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks.
Shortfin Mako Shark

Comments Requested on Options to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

NOAA Fisheries is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement and Fishery Management Plan Amendment to comply with International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna Recommendation 17-08 to address overfishing and establish the foundation for
Mako Shark

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 04/08/2019