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