Amendment 20 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

Overview

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Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/01/2019
Point of Contact
Douglas Christel, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9141
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Summary

NOAA Fisheries approves and implements through regulations measures included in Amendment 20 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan, as adopted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This action is necessary to prevent the reactivation of latent effort in the longfin squid fishery, preserve economic opportunities for more recently active participants in the longfin squid fishery, avoid overharvest during Trimester II (May–August) of the longfin squid fishery, and reduce potential negative impacts on inshore spawning longfin squid aggregations and squid egg masses. This action is intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the squid and butterfish resources, while promoting the sustained participation of fishing communities and minimizing adverse economic impacts on such This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/14/2018 and available online at communities.

Federal Register

Bulletins

Reminder: Longfin Squid Incidental Catch Permit Application

Permit Application Deadline: February 29, 2020
December 12, 2019 -

Tier 3 Longfin Squid Incidental Catch Permit Changes

A vessel issued an open access squid/butterfish incidental catch permit…
December 13, 2018 -

TIer 1 and Tier 2 Longfin Squid and Butterfish Moratorium Permit Changes

New longfin squid and butterfish moratorium permits become effective on…
December 13, 2018 -

Last updated on 12/13/2018