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Bluefish Management Plan

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2021 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announces specifications for the 2021 Atlantic bluefish fishery, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This action does not change the acceptable biological catch or commercial quota in 2021 from 2020, but does…

2020 Atlantic Bluefish Interim Recreational Management Measures

NOAA Fisheries announces this temporary rule to implement interim recreational management measures for the 2020 Atlantic bluefish fishery to prevent overfishing. This action is necessary to constrain recreational harvest at the start of the fishing year…

Final Rule to Implement 2020-2021 Specifications and Recreational Management Measures for the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery

NOAA Fisheries implements revised specifications for the 2020 Atlantic bluefish fishery and projected specifications for fishing year 2021, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. These catch limits have been reduced to account…

2020-2021 Specifications for the Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Atlantic Bluefish Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Announces 2020-2021 Summer Flounder Specifications and Interim 2020 Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Specifications We are implementing the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s recommended 2020-2021 summer flounder…

2019 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications

We have issued final specifications for the 2019 Atlantic bluefish fishery. This action establishes allowable harvest levels for the bluefish stock, to prevent overfishing while allowing optimum yield, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery…

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/04/2020