Spiny Dogfish Management Plan
The spiny dogfish fishery in the Greater Atlantic Region operates from Maine to Florida and from inshore to offshore waters on the edge of the continental shelf. The spiny dogfish fishery uses predominantly bottom gillnets, with lesser amounts caught by trawls and hook gear. There is little consumer demand for spiny dogfish in the United States, but it is commonly used in Europe as the fish in fish-and-chips.
Implementing regulations are found at 50 CFR part 648 subpart L. Find out more about Managing Sustainable Fisheries in the Greater Atlantic Region.