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Atlantic Spiny Dogfish 2022 Specifications and Trip Limit Adjustment

April 06, 2022

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2022 specifications and trip limit adjustment for the Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery, effective May 1, 2022

NOAA Fisheries announces 2022 specifications for the Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery (see below), and a 25-percent increase to the commercial trip limit from 6,000 lb to 7,500 lb.

Spiny Dogfish Fishery Specifications for Fishing Year 2022.
Units Million lb Metric tons
Acceptable Biological Catch 38.58 17,498
Annual Catch Limit = Annual Catch Target 38.48 17,453
Total Allowable Landings 29.68 13,461
Commercial Quota 29.56 13,408


These 2022 specifications are unchanged from what were in place for the 2021 fishing year, and the increased trip limit is intended to allow more operational flexibility and better enable the fishery to achieve the full annual quota.


This bulletin serves as a Small Entity Compliance Guide, complying with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.