Last Call for Public Comments on Chub Mackerel Amendment

Written Comments due January 18, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting public input on an amendment to consider adding Atlantic chub mackerel to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The amendment considers potential catch limits, accountability measures, and other conservation and management measures required for stocks “in the fishery.” The deadline to submit written comments is January 18, 2019. Comments may be submitted online here or by email, mail, or fax (scroll down for addresses).

Learn More

Additional information about the amendment and the management alternatives being considered can be found at


  • Julia Beaty, Fishery Management Specialist, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council,, 302.526.5250

Written Comments

Written comments may be sent by any of the following methods by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on Friday, January 18, 2019:

Please include “Chub Mackerel Comments” in the subject line if using email or fax, or on the outside of the envelope if submitting written comments by mail.