NOAA Fisheries: Proposed changes to recreational accountability measures for some Mid-Atlantic fish species

On September 18, NOAA announced that it is proposing revisions to the accountability measures for the Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic bluefish, summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational fisheries, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. The proposed measures are intended to improve flexibility in the way accountability measures are set to address catch overages in the recreational fisheries for these species.

Public comments will be accepted on the proposed measures until October 18, 2013. For a copy of the Federal Register notice that provides detailed information about this action, click here.