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Amendment 13 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Bluefin Management Measures


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division (978) 281-9260


NOAA Fisheries explored management options with a focus on:

  • Refining the Individual Bluefin Quota Program.
  • Reassessing share distribution and allocation of bluefin tuna quotas, including the potential elimination or phasing out of the Purse Seine category.
  • Other regulatory provisions regarding the directed and incidental bluefin fisheries.

Who is affected?

The final measures could affect any U.S. fisherman who targets or incidentally catches Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Amendment 13 Webinar Presentation Video

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 01/02/2024

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna