Revised 2019 Summer Flounder Specifications

Overview

Description
This action implements revisions to the summer flounder catch and landings limits for the 2019 fishing year in response to new information from a benchmark stock assessment.
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Interim Rule
Effective
05/17/2019
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9180

Summary

Due to recently available information from a benchmark stock assessment, changes to the specifications are necessary to better achieve optimum yield within the fishery while controlling overfishing, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This rule is also intended to inform the public of the changes to the specifications for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year.

Bulletins

Revised 2019 Summer Flounder Specifications

Revised 2019 specifications for the summer flounder fishery.
May 15, 2019 -
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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/16/2019