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Catch and Retention Limits for Striped Marlin in Western and Central Pacific North of Equator


Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule


NOAA Fisheries is proposing to implement catch and retention limits for striped marlin caught in the Western and Central North Pacific Ocean. Specifically, NOAA Fisheries proposes to establish a catch limit of 457 metric tons (t) for U.S. fishing vessels, and a retention limit of 443 t for U.S. fishing vessels with Hawaiʻi longline limited entry permits. These limits would apply to striped marlin caught within the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Convention Area north of the Equator and west of 150⁰W longitude.

The proposed action is intended to support rebuilding of the internationally overfished Western and Central North Pacific striped marlin stock. NOAA Fisheries welcomes comments on the proposed rule through March 27, 2024.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents >

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 02/26/2024