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.
Proposed 2023 specifications for the Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan
Final Atlantic Spiny Dogfish 2022 Specifications and Trip Limit Adjustment
NOAA Fisheries announces 2022 Specifications and Trip Limit Adjustment for the Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery.
Final Rule to Implement Revised 2021 and Projected 2022 Specifications for the Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery
NOAA Fisheries announces revised specifications for the 2021 Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery and projected status quo specifications for fishing year 2022 based on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's updated risk policy.
2020 and Projected 2021 Specifications for the Spiny Dogfish Fishery
NOAA Fisheries announces specifications for the 2020 spiny dogfish fishery and projected specifications for 2021. These are necessary to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures to prevent overfishing while allowing optimum yield.