The Council’s SSC will meet March 13-14, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Topics to be discussed include blueline and golden tilefish specifications, NEFSC clam dredge survey redesign, NEFSC State of the Ecosystem Report, and a discussion paper on coefficients of variation for estimates of the overfishing limit.
Beginning Monday, March 12, 2018, all charter and party vessel operators holding a federal permit for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will be required to electronically submit Vessel Trip Reports for all trips carrying passengers for hire.
NOAA Fisheries has announced a final rule to implement the Blueline Tilefish Amendment to the Council's Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. This action sets commercial and recreational management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery in the Mid-Atlantic. This rule goes into effect on December 15, 2017.
The Council is seeking public comments on a 5-year review of the golden tilefish individual fishing quota program. Comments are due by November 17, 2017.
NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comments on a proposed rule for the golden tilefish fishery that sets 2018-2020 quotas.
NOAA Fisheries is asking for comments on a proposed rule to add blueline tilefish to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Golden Tilefish Fishery Management Plan.
NOAA Fisheries has published a notice of availability for Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan (previously referred to as the "Blueline Tilefish Amendment"). Comments on the amendment will be accepted through August 14, 2017.
The Council is seeking a contractor to develop a “proof-of-concept” survey for blueline and golden tilefish. Proposal Submission Deadline: August 19, 2016.
NOAA Fisheries has announced interim management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery in the Greater Atlantic Region. The interim measures, which go into effect on Friday, June 17 for vessels fishing north of the Virginia/North Carolina border, are the same as the previous emergency measures that expired on June 3.
The Council has approved measures to establish management of blueline tilefish in Federal waters off the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts.
The Council is soliciting public input on a draft amendment to address management and conservation of blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Council seeks proposals by February 25th from interested vessels who could take an observer to obtain blueline tilefish samples from the vicinity of Hudson Canyon.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting public input on measures affecting fishermen as far north as New England. Public hearings have been scheduled in November for interested stakeholders to provide comments on Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 25 and Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 1.
The following summary highlights actions taken and issues considered at the Council’s meeting on October 6 – 8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.
NOAA Fisheries has announced that emergency management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery in the Greater Atlantic Region will go in to effect Thursday, June 4, 2015.
The following summary highlights Council actions and issues considered at the April 14-16, 2015 Council Meeting held in Long Branch, New Jersey.
The Council will hold five scoping hearings in June 2015 to gather public input related to blueline tilefish management.
The Council voted this week to move forward with development of measures for the long-term management of blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic.