Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Management Plan

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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 Illex
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Effective
08/21/2019

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

We proposemeasures 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 Atlantic
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Published
06/07/2019

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
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Effective
03/12/2019

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
Effective
08/15/2018

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

NMFS is 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
Effective
02/27/2018

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
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Effective
08/01/2019

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
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Effective
03/01/2019

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

NOAA Fisheriesapproves 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

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

NMFS implements 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 09/24/2019