Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Plan

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Amendment 14 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Shark Quota Management

NOAA Fisheries is exploring options for implementing management measures to be consistent with the current National Standard 1 policy guidelines for Atlantic sharks in the HMS management unit.
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07/31/2019

Amendment 13 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Bluefin Management Measures

NOAA Fisheries is exploring management options with a focus on: Refining the Individual Bluefin Quota Program. Reassessing share distribution and allocation of bluefin tuna quotas, including the potential elimination or phasing out of the Purse
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07/31/2019

Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

Amendment 11implements management measures to address overfishing and rebuild the overfished North Atlantic shortfin mako shark stock. These measures are based on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) stock
Effective
03/03/2019

Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Essential Fish Habitat

NOAA Fisheries conducted a 5-year review of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and determined that updates to HMS EFH were warranted. Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP wasundertaken to update HMS EFH
Effective
08/30/2017

Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

The purpose of Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fishery management plan (FMP) is to end overfishing on, and rebuild the dusky shark stock. Draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (77 FR 73029)
Effective
06/05/2017

Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

The final rule to implement Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan is now available. This Amendment implements management measures in the shark fisheries and could affect fishermen who fish for smoothhound
Effective
03/15/2016

Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Future of the Shark Fishery

The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as part of the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. If you have any problems accessing
Effective
08/18/2015

Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Bluefin Tuna Management

NOAA Fisheries proposed Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to address bluefin tuna management concerns due to recent trends and characteristics of the bluefin fisheries. The final
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01/01/2015

Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Management of Atlantic Swordfish

The final rule for Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) implements new and modified commercial vessel permits to retain and sell a limited number of swordfish caught on rod and reel,
Published
08/21/2013

Amendment 5a to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

In the draft ofAmendment 5, NOAA Fisheries proposed measures designed to reduce fishing mortality and rebuild various overfished Atlantic shark species, including dusky sharks. The measures would also ensure that a limited sustainable shark fishery could
Published
07/01/2013

Amendment 4 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Caribbean Fishery Management Measures

In 2012, NOAA Fisheries finalized changes to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Planrelated to the U.S. Caribbean territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Published
10/01/2012

Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

In 2010 NOAA Fisheries published a final rule implementing Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The rule implements conservation and management measures for blacknose sharks, shortfin mako
Published
10/01/2010

Amendment 1 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Essential Fish Habitat

In 2009, NOAA Fisheries amended the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan based on a review of Atlantic HMS Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). The document examines alternatives for updating HMS EFH, considers habitat
Published
06/01/2009

Amendment 2 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

In 2008, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule implementing the management measures for Amendment 2 to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. The management measures were designed to rebuild overfished species and prevent
Effective
07/24/2008

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 03/20/2019