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Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan


Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Affected Species
Atlantic Bluefish
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Comments Close
10/13/2021 - Submit a Comment
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9180


NOAA Fisheries is proposing to approve and implement measures included in Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan, as submitted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This amendment would revise the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan, reallocate quota between the commercial and recreational fisheries, reallocate commercial quota among the states, implement a rebuilding plan using a constant fishing mortality strategy, revise the sector quota transfer measures, and revise how management uncertainty is applied during the specifications process. Amendment 7 is intended to use the best information available to update the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan by responding to changes in stock health and distribution, while recognizing economic need and reliance throughout the management area.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/13/2021