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


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


NOAA Fisheries is exploring 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.

Federal Register

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 06/23/2020

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna