Squid Amendment

Amendment 20 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

Overview

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.

Contact

Jason Didden - (302) 526-5254, jdidden@mafmc.org

Timeline

April 2015: The Council held scoping hearings for the Squid Amendment.  The scoping guide is available here, and a summary of scoping comments is available here.

April/May 2017: The Council held public hearings for the Squid Amendment. Public hearing summaries and written comments are available here.  

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 (Amendment 20 to the MSB FMP).

October 2018: The Council received a letter of approval of Amendment 20 from NMFS.

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