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Amendment 32: Actions to End Overfishing of Blueline Tilefish


Based on a recent stock assessment, NMFS determined the bluelinetilefish stock in the South Atlantic is experiencing overfishing.  As mandated by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, NMFS and the Council must prepare and implement a plan amendment (Amendment 32) and regulations to end overfishing immediately and rebuild the stock by December 6, 2015.   Management actions currently being considered are a commercial trip limit and recreational bag limit.


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

Point of Contact:
Rick DeVictor    

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