Framework Adjustment 12 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
10/19/2020
Point of Contact
Allison Murphy, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9122

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is implmenting Framework Adjustment 12 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan, including the 2020 annual catch limits and total allowable landings limits for both the Northern and Southern Fishery Management Areas. We are also finalizing projected quotas for 2021-2022.

Framework 12 Specifications

Catch Limits

Northern Area

Southern Area

2020-2022 Specs (mt)

% Change from 2019*

2020-2022 Specs (mt)

% Change from 2019*

Acceptable Biological Catch

8,351

10

12,316

0

Annual Catch Limit

8,351

10

12,316

0

Management Uncertainty

3%

-

3%

-

Annual Catch Target (Total Allowable Landings + discards)

8,101

10

11,947

0

Discards

1,477

-

6,065

107

Total Allowable Landings

6,624

5

5,882

-35

*Percent change from the previously approved 2017-2019 specifications

 

This rule also implements two clarifications:

  1. To the interactive voice response system, requiring vessels to call in a trip no more than an hour in advance of leaving port.
  2. To the monkfish whole weight incidental possessions limits in the Northeast multispecies exempted fisheries.

Bulletins

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/16/2020