CMP Framework Amendment 8

CMP Framework Amendment 8

King mackerel trip limits, Season 2

At the March 2019 meeting the Council reviewed Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel concerns regarding low commercial trip limits in the Atlantic southern zone during season two (October to the end of February). During the winter months, fishermen are only able to fish a small number of days due to the weather. Additionally, due to changes in the fishery, more fish are on the market during this time of the year, resulting in lower prices. When the weather is decent, AP members felt it would be helpful if fishermen had access to a higher trip limit to make trips worthwhile.

The Council directed staff to begin work on a framework amendment to address season two trip limits for Atlantic king mackerel.

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  • Pre-Scoping:  March 2019
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