Management Plans

South Atlantic Dolphin Wahoo Management Plan

South Atlantic
Management Areas
South Atlantic
Originally Implemented
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Under the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan, the South Atlantic Council manages dolphin and wahoo from the east coast of Florida to Maine.

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Regulatory Actions

Framework Amendment to Modify Trip Limits for Dolphin in the Atlantic

South Atlantic
Species Affected
Atlantic Wahoo
Final Rule
Effective Date
Jan 30, 2017


Dolphin Wahoo 1 would establish a commercial trip limit for dolphin of 4,000 pounds whole weight after 75% of the commercial sector annual catch limit (ACL) has been reached.  The trip limit would remain in place until the end of the fishing year or until the entire commercial ACL is met, whichev