Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Commercial Accountability Measures Framework Adjustment

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
11/26/2018
Point of Contact
Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Management Specialist, 978-281-9180

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is implementing a commercial framework adjustment to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan that modifies the accountability measures required for overages not caused by directed landings (i.e., discards) in the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. This adjustment incorporates the status of the stocks into the accountability measures. This action is intended to provide additional flexibility in determining when accountability measures are appropriate, similar to the method already used in the recreational fisheries for these species.

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Changes to Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial Accountability Measures

Adjustments to accountability measures required for overages in the commercial summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries.
October 24, 2018 -

Last updated on 10/25/2018