Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Plan

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Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: MSA Guidelines and National Policy Directives

NOAA Fisheries is exploring options related to the 2016 revised National Standards 1, 3, and 7 guidelines and other recent national policy directives. Issues being considered in the scoping document include:  Reassessing current HMS fishery…
Published
08/30/2019

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…
Published
05/21/2019

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.
Published
05/21/2019
There are no recently finalized actions associated with this management plan.

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

Amendment 11 implements 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 was undertaken to update HMS…
Effective
08/30/2017

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 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 10/17/2019