Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Framework Adjustment 10

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Comments Close
03/13/2018
Point of Contact
Emily Gilbert, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9244.

Summary

NMFS proposes modifications to the commercial scup quota periods, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. The proposed change would move the month of October from the Summer Period to the Winter II Period. This rule is intended to increase fishing opportunities by allowing for more scup to be landed by extending the Winter II Period when possession limits are higher.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/07/2018