Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework 2 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
03/13/2018
Point of Contact
Douglas Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9341.

Summary

This final rule implements the management measures contained in Framework Adjustment 2 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan and adjusts the 2018 specifications for this fishery. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed Framework Adjustment 2 to improve and simplify the administration of the golden tilefish fishery. These changes include removing an outdated reporting requirement, proscribing allowed gear for the recreational fishery, modifying the commercial incidental possession limit, requiring commercial golden tilefish be landed with the head and fins attached, and revising how assumed discards are accounted for when setting harvest limits. Based on new regulations implemented by this rule, this action updates previously published specifications for the commercial golden tilefish fishery for 2018 and projected specifications for 2019 and 2020.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/14/2018