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.

Species Managed

  • Atlantic Wahoo

More Information


final rule
Framework Amendment to Modify Trip Limits for Dolphin in the Atlantic

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...

Effective Date
Jan 30, 2017
South Atlantic South Atlantic Dolphin Wahoo Management Plan Commercial, Recreational