Squid Amendment

Overview

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.

Contact

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

Status

June 2017: The Council selected preferred alternatives and approved the Squid Amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce for review and implementation. Council staff is currently finalizing the amendment for submission.

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

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.

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