Squid Amendment


The Squid Amendment to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan 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, jdidden@mafmc.org


The Council held public hearings on the amendment in April and May 2017. In June 2017 the Council reviewed public comments and adopted the amendment for Secretarial review and implementation. A summary of the preferred alternatives is available here. Council staff is currently finalizing the amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce.