Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 20B - Zone Issues

Amendment 20B will: 1) remove the trip limit reductions for Gulf migratory group king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern and southern subzones, 2) adjust the fishing season for Gulf migratory group king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern subzone and the western zone, 3) allow transit of vessels with king mackerel through areas closed to king mackerel fishing, 4) create regional quotas for Atlantic migratory group king and Spanish mackerel, 5) modify the framework procedure for the FMP, and 6) create an east coast zone for Gulf migratory group cobia with a separate annual catch limit, which will be managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council because it is within their jurisdictional boundaries.

 

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Point of Contact: 

Susan Gerhart Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov