Jonah Crab Fishery: Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Jonah Crab


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Allison Murphy, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9122


Based on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recommendations, we are proposing to implement regulations for the Jonah crab fishery in federal waters. This action is necessary to enact measures that provide stock protections to a previously unmanaged fishery. The action is intended to ensure compatibility between state and federal Jonah crab management measures, consistent with the Commission’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Jonah Crab and the intent of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/21/2019