Squid Management Workshop

January 15-17, 2013

Riverhead, NY (Long Island)

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council convened a workshop on squid management, January 15-17, 2013 in Riverhead, NY. The workshop primarily considered whether responsive harvest strategies are feasible and appropriate for optimizing yield in the longfin (aka "Loligo") and/or Illex squid fisheries. This meeting was prompted by industry concerns over the appropriate management responses to variable squid abundance, including conditions that led to the 2012 Trimester 2 longfin closure.

Participants included fishermen and industry representatives from both squid fisheries, representing vessels and processors from a variety of geographic locations. Other participants included Council members, Council staff, and invited speakers from NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) and the academic and research communities. Workshop discussions were facilitated by the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum. The workshop objectives were designed to convene fishermen, managers, and scientists to explore ways to improve squid management.


(note that only presentations on Day 2 were recorded)