Illustration of a Spanish mackerel

Framework Action to Modify Catch Limits for Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic  (Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 1)

  

If implemented, the proposed rule would increase the combined commercial and recreational catch limit for Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico from 5.15 million pounds to 12.7 million pounds in 2014-2015, and then decrease to 11.8 million pounds in 2015-2016, and 11.3 million pounds in 2016-2017.

In the South Atlantic, the proposed rule would increase the catch limit for Spanish mackerel from 5.69 million pounds to 6.063 million pounds; with 3.330 million pounds (55%) allocated to the commercial sector and 2.727 million pounds (45%) allocated to the recreational sector.

 

To reach the Sustainable Fisheries Branch staff, please call 727-824-5305.

Point of Contact:
Karla Gore
Karla.Gore@noaa.gov  

Amendment Documents