Category Archive: Mid-Atlantic Council

Mid-Atlantic council considers changes to summer flounder, scup, black sea bass AMs

  RIVERHEAD, NY – In the first of two meetings on Framework Adjustment 5, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council moved forward on new commercial accountability measures (AMs) for the Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) at its Oct. 10-12 meeting. FW5 will be before the council for final action at its …

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Cornell Cooperative Extension receives funding for continuation of monkfish genetic populations study

ITHACA, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has received funding to collect and analyze monkfish samples to build on CCE’s earlier successful RSA-funded genetic study (2012-13) to determine if monkfish constitute a single or multiple stocks over their coastwide distribution from Newfoundland to North Carolina and to determine if migrational mixing exists between management areas. …

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Mid-Atlantic council adopts longfin squid latent capacity amendment

NORFOLK, VA – At its Jun. 6-8 meeting, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council selected alternatives and approved an amendment to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan to reduce latent capacity in the longfin squid fishery. The council chose not to modify the Illex squid fishery in this amendment. The amendment requalifies vessels …

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Mid-Atlantic council set to take final action on forage fish omnibus amendment

DOVER, DE – In August, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is on schedule to adopt preferred alternatives for an Unmanaged Forage Fish Omnibus Amendment, the first on the East Coast, and only the second in the nation. The effort stems from the Mid-Atlantic council’s 2014-2018 strategic plan’s ecosystem planning component. The goal of the Unmanaged …

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Assessing forage fish part of Mid-Atlantic’s move toward ecosystem management

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council recently tackled the first of five policy documents that ultimately will be used to develop a guidance document for moving forward with an “ecosystem approach to fisheries management ” (EAFM). Due out later this year, the EAFM guidance document will be a synthesis of position papers on …

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Butterfish plentiful: Mid-Atlantic council green lights 22,530-mt directed fishery

FREEHOLD, NJ – At its June 10-12 meeting, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved specifications for the butterfish fishery that will increase allowable landings by more than 500% for the 2015-2017 fishing years and allow for the re-establishment of a substantial directed fishery. The specifications, which were in line with those recommended by the council’s …

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