Spiny Dogfish

Original FMP (2000)

  • Established management of Atlantic spiny dogfish fisheries

Framework 1 (2006)

  • Created mechanism for specification of multi-year management measures

Amendment 1 (2007)

  • Standardized bycatch reporting methodology

Framework 2 (2009)

  • Built flexibility into process to define and update status determination criteria

Amendment 2 (2011)

  • Established Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Accountability Measures (AMs)

Amendment 3 (2014)

  • Added the dogfish fishery to the Research Set‐Aside (RSA) program
  • Updated Essential Fish Habitat definitions
  • Established provisions to maintain existing management measures (including quota) in the event of delayed rulemaking
  • Eliminated seasonal allocation of the coast wide commercial quota

Amendment 4 (2015)

  • Final Rule
  • Implemented Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology

Amendment 5 - Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment (2017)

  • Final Rule
  • Implements management measures to prevent the development of new, and the expansion of existing, commercial fisheries on certain forage species in the Mid-Atlantic