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Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: MSA Guidelines and National Policy Directives

Overview

Action Status
Notice
Published
08/19/2021
Point of Contact
Sarah McLaughlin (978) 281-9260 or Karyl Brewster-Geisz (301) 427-8503

Summary

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability to the of Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 12 integrates provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act National Standard guidelines as revised in 2016, a rulemaking regarding standardized bycatch reporting methodology, and NOAA Fisheries policy directives into the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan. 

Amendment 12:

  • Revises some of the objectives in the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan
  • Adopts the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) stock determination criteria for ICCAT-managed HMS
  • Reviews the HMS standardized bycatch reporting methodology
  • Establishes the triggers for review of allocations of quota-managed HMS
  • Notifies the public of modified timing for release of the HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report.

There are no implementing regulations associated with the Amendment 12. Any operational changes to fishery management measures as a result of Amendment 12 would be considered in future rulemakings, as appropriate.

Federal Register

Bulletins

Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan:

This amendment integrates provisions of recently revised National Standard…
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Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 08/19/2021

Magnuson-Stevens Act