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Amendment 21 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
12/14/2020
Point of Contact
Emily Keiley, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9116

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is implementing Amendment 21 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan.  Amendment revises the summer flounder commercial state quota allocation percentages and the fishery management plan goals and objectives. Amendment 21 is intended to increase equity in state allocations when annual coastwide commercial quotas are at or above historical averages, while recognizing the economic reliance coastal communities have on the state allocation percentages currently in place.

These changes will take effect on January 1, 2021.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/11/2020

Summer Flounder