Skip to main content
Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Amendment 23 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic mackerel fish with silvery white underside. Top half of body is blue green with black wavy bars and narrow dark streak along each side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
11/02/2022
Comments Close
01/03/2023 - Submit a comment
Point of Contact
Carly Bari, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9150

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is proposing regulations to implement Amendment 23 to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 23 was developed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to establish a revised Atlantic mackerel rebuilding plan, set the 2023 Atlantic mackerel specifications and a river herring and shad catch cap for the Atlantic mackerel fishery, establish a recreational possession limit, and modify in-season closure measures. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and rebuild the Atlantic mackerel stock based on a 2021 management track assessment that found the Atlantic mackerel stock remains overfished and subject to overfishing. The intended effect of this rule is to sustainably manage the Atlantic mackerel fishery and achieve optimum yield on a continuing basis.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/15/2022