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


Action Status
Point of Contact
Rick Pearson or Randy Blankinship, 727-824-5399
Read Amendment


NOAA Fisheries is exploring options related to the 2016 revised National Standards 1, 3, and 7 guidelines and other recent national policy directives. Issues being considered in the scoping document include: 

  • Reassessing current HMS fishery management plan objectives. 
  • Reviewing HMS standardized bycatch reporting methodology for certain HMS fisheries. 
  • Reviewing stock status determination criteria for internationally managed HMS. 
  • Potentially adopting allocation triggers for quota-managed species. 
  • Potentially revising the publication date of the annual HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report. 

Scoping Meetings

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
2–4 p.m. Eastern
Conference line: 888-843-6167
Participant passcode: 3439062

Federal Register

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 05/14/2020

Magnuson-Stevens Act