Original Tilefish FMP (2001)

  • Established management of the Golden Tilefish fishery
  • Limited entry into the commercial fishery
  • Implemented system for dividing Total allowable landings (TAL) among three fishing categories

Framework 1 (2001)

  • Created quota set-aside for the purposes of conducting research

Amendment 2 (2007)

  • Standardized bycatch reporting methodology

Amendment 1  (2009)

  • Appendices and Figures 
  • Implemented an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the commercial fishery; 
  • Established new reporting requirements; 
  • Imposed gear modifications; 
  • Addressed recreational fishing issues; Reviewed the EFH components of the FMP.

Amendment 3 (2011)

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

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

Amendment 6 - Blueline Tilefish Amendment (2017)

  • Establishes management measures for blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic