2020 Spiny Dogfish Fishery Specifications

March 05, 2020

Final 2020 specifications for the commercial spiny dogfish fishery.

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NOAA Fisheries is implementing the 2020 specifications for the spiny dogfish fishery. These limits are effective at the start of the fishing year on May 1, 2020.

Table 1.  Spiny Dogfish Specifications for Fishing Year 2020

 

Metric tons

Acceptable Biological Catch

14,126

Annual Catch Limit = Annual Catch Target

14,077

Total Allowable Limit

10,602

Commercial Quota

10,521

 

All other management measures, including the 6,000-lb Federal trip limit, remain unchanged.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on June 08, 2020