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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Douglas Christel, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9141.


NOAA Fisheries implements longfin squid, Illex squid, and butterfish specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for fishing years 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to specify catch levels for the squid and butterfish fisheries based upon updated information on stock status. These specifications are intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the squid and butterfish resources.

Federal Register


Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/19/2022