Amendment 20 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan
The Squid Amendment to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) includes measures to reduce latent (unused) permits in the longfin squid fishery and modify management of longfin squid during Trimester 2.
Jason Didden - (302) 526-5254, email@example.com
June 2017: The Council selected preferred alternatives and approved the amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce for review and implementation.
August 2018: NMFS published a proposed rule and request for public comments on the Squid Amendment.
October 2018: The Council received a letter of approval of Amendment 20 from NMFS.
December 2018: NMFS published a final rule for the Squid Amendment (Amendment 20 to the MSB FMP).
NMFS Amendment 20 Approval Letter, 10/23/18
Proposed Rule, 8/31/18
Press Release: Mid-Atlantic Council Approves Squid Amendment, June 12, 2017
June 2017 Council Meeting Materials (includes staff recommendations, public hearing summaries, and written comments)
Squid Amendment Public Hearing Document, April 2017