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Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Management Plan

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Amendment 23 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

Amendment 23 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan
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01/03/2023

Amendment 22 to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

Amendment 22 aims to revise the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan and revise the number and types of Illex squid permits to reduce the negative effects of the race to fish.
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Published
06/07/2022

Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

We propose measures to approve and implement Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. This action proposes to establish a 5-year rebuilding program for Atlantic mackerel, set 2019-2021 Atlant
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Published
06/07/2019

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish; 2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for the Directed

We are reducing the Atlantic mackerel possession limit for Federal limited access Atlantic mackerel permitted vessels based on a projection that the 2018 river herring and shad catch cap for that fishery has been reached. This action is necessary to comp
Effective
02/27/2018

Interim Rule to Implement 2022 Atlantic Mackerel Specifications

This action implements the 2022 commercial catch limit of 4,963 mt for Atlantic mackerel permit holders for the 2022 fishing year.
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Effective
01/07/2022

2021 Illex Squid Quota Harvested

Federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb of Illex squid per trip, and from landing Illex squid more than once per calendar day effective August 30, 2021.
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Effective
08/30/2021

Final Rule for 2021-2023 Specifications to Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries

Final Rule for 2021-2023 Specifications to Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
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Effective
07/22/2021

Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

Final Rule to Implement Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan
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Published
08/04/2020

2020 Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Specifications

This action sets 2020 fishing year quotas in the Atlantic mackerel, longfin squid, Illex squid, and butterfish fisheries, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
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Published
02/27/2020

Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

A November 2017 benchmark assessment determined that the Atlantic mackerel stock was overfished and subject to overfishing. The Council will review the Atlantic mackerel specifications each year and will consider the results of a management track stock as
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Effective
11/29/2019

2019 Illex Squid Quota Harvested

Beginning August 21, 2019, through December 31, 2019, Federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb (4,535 kg) of Illex squid per trip, and from landing I
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Effective
08/21/2019

Squid and Butterfish Fisheries Specifications for 2019

NOAA Fisheries revises Illex squid specifications and maintains previously approved longfin squid and butterfish specifications for the 2019 fishing year. This action is necessary to specify catch levels for the Illex squid fishery based on updated inform
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Effective
08/01/2019

2019 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for the Directed Atlantic Mackerel Commercial Fishery

We are reducing the Atlantic mackerel possession limit for federal limited access Atlantic mackerel permitted vessels based on a projection that the 2019 river herring and shad catch cap for that fishery has been reached. This action is necessary to co
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Effective
03/12/2019

Amendment 20 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries approves and implements through regulations measures included in Amendment 20 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan, as adopted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This action is necessary to pr
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Effective
03/01/2019

Framework Adjustment 12 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries approves and implements Framework Adjustment 12 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. This rule allows the possession of Atlantic mackerel after of the domestic annual harvest is projected to be caught
Effective
12/20/2018

Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closure: Effective August 15, 2018

Beginning August 15, 2018, through December 31, 2018, Federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb (4,535 kg) on Illex squid per trip per calendar day. This pr
Effective
08/15/2018

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications

We implement longfin squid, Illex squid, and butterfish specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for fishing years 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to specify catch levels for the squid and butterfish fisheries based
Effective
04/02/2018

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/23/2022