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

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Issued
05/14/2021
Point of Contact
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division (978) 281-9260

Summary

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

Next Steps

NOAA Fisheries has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement and a final rule is expected in summer 2022.

Amendment 13 Webinar Presentation Video

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 05/06/2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna