Coastal Migratory Pelagics

King Mackerel

The management of coastal migratory pelagics, including king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia, is considered an excellent example of effective management.  Prior to the 1980's, king and Spanish mackerel catches were essentially unregulated. Introduction of airplane reconnaissance and large power-assisted gill net vessels in the commercial fishery took advantage of the schooling nature of the fish and greatly increased catches.

Harvests by both recreational and commercial fishermen in the 1970's and early 1980's exceeded reproductive capacity and led to overfishing.  Federal regulations were implemented in 1983 to control harvest and rebuild dwindling stocks of king and Spanish mackerel.  Different migratory groups were later managed separately, and quotas, bag limits and trip limits established to rebuild the mackerel fisheries.  Gear regulations included the elimination of drift gill nets in 1990.  Management measures developed by the Council for the Atlantic migratory groups of king and Spanish mackerel have been very successful in rebuilding stocks and the mackerel fishery remains a viable one for both recreational and commercial fishermen.

The Coastal Migratory Pelagic (Mackerel) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic regions is a joint management plan between the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.  Beginning in January 2012, in addition to managing separate migratory groups of king mackerel and Spanish mackerel, the two fishery management councils have added separate migratory groups of cobia to the FMP. For an easy to understand explanation of how mackerel is jointly managed visit the NOAA Fisheries Making Sense of Mackerel page.

FACT SHEET: Recent Regulatory Changes for Mackerels & Cobia (February 2016)

FMP/Amendments

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 26

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)
  • Updated the Gulf and Atlantic king mackerel ACLs based on the results of SEDAR 38;
  • Modified the stock boundary to be consistent with the stock boundary used in SEDAR 38;
  • Updated zone/subzone commercial quotas for Gulf king mackerel;
  • Revised sector allocations for Gulf king mackerel;
  • Provision to allow bag limit sales of Atlantic king mackerel in the small coastal shark gillnet fishery; and
  • Changes in management measures for the Atlantic Southern Zone.
Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule
Final Rule

Effective Date

May 11, 2017

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Framework Amendment 2 (2014)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Established Atlantic Spanish mackerel trip limits in the Southern Zone (SC, GA, FL)

Effective Date

August 13, 2015

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 20B (2014)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Modifications of management measures for king mackerel with regard to subzones, allocation, trip limits, fishing season and a transit provision for king mackerel; regional quotas for cobia and king and Spanish mackerel; stock boundary for cobia; and modify the framework procedure.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed rule: 79 FR 64728

Final rule: 80 FR 4216

Effective Date

March 1, 2015

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Framework Amendment 1 (2014)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Updates the ACLs for Atlantic group and Gulf group Spanish mackerel based on SEDAR 28.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed rule: 79 FR 44369

Final rule: 79 FR 69058

Effective Date

December 22, 2014

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Established provisions to allow transfer at sea of Spanish mackerel caught in gillnet when one set exceeds the trip limit; modified the trip limit for the Florida East Coast subzone by moving the potential step-up to 75 fish/day in the last month of the season and if less than 70% of the subzone’s ACL has been met.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed rule: 79 FR 15293

Final rule: 79 FR 68802

Effective Date

December 19, 2014

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 23 (2013)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Included in the Generic Dealer Amendment: King and Spanish mackerel dealers must possess a universal dealer permit and requires weekly electronic reporting for federal dealers; federal king and Spanish mackerel permit holders must sell to federal dealers.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed rule: 79 FR 15293

Final rule: 79 FR 68802

Effective Date

August 7, 2014

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 22 (2013)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Included in the Generic Headboat Reporting Amendment: Requires weekly electronic reporting for headboats in the South Atlantic

Proposed & Final Rules

79 FR 19490

Effective Date

January 27, 2014

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 21 (2011)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Included in the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 (CE-BA 2): Recreational fishing measures in South Carolina Special Management Zones

Proposed & Final Rules

76 FR 82183

Effective Date

January 30, 2012

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 20A (2013)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Prohibits bag limit sales of king and Spanish mackerel in the Atlantic except state permitted tournaments; Removes income requirements for CMP permits.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule: 79 FR 15284

Final Rule: 79 FR 34246

Effective Date

July 16, 2014

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 19 (2009)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Included in the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1 (CE-BA 1): Established coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern

Proposed & Final Rules

75 FR 35330

Effective Date

July 22, 2010

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 18 (2011)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Established annual catch limits (ACL), annual catch targets (ACT) and accountability measures (AM) for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and cobia.  The amendment also established both Atlantic and Gulf migratory groups for cobia; modified the framework procedures; and removed the following species from the Fishery Management Unit: cero, little tunny, dolphin and bluefish.  

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule

Final Rule

Effective Date

January 20, 2012

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Change start date for commercial trip limit of the Atlantic Spanish mackerel in the southern zone (off FL) to March 1.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 73FR7676

Effective Date

March 12, 2008

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 17 (2006)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Established a limited access system on for-hire reef fish and CMP permits in the Gulf of Mexico.  Note: Amendment 17 only applies to fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.

Proposed & Final Rules
Effective Date
Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 16

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

This amendment was not developed.

Proposed & Final Rules
Effective Date
Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 15 (2004)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Established an indefinite limited access program for king mackerel in the EEZ under the jurisdiction of the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; Changed the fishing year to March 1 through February 28/29 for Atlantic group king and Spanish mackerels.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 70 FR 39187

Effective Date

July 7, 2005

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 14 (2002)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

GULF ONLY: Implemented July 29, 2002, Amendment 14 established a 3-year moratorium on the issuance of charter vessel and headboat Gulf group king mackerel permits in the Gulf unless sooner replaced by a comprehensive effort limitation system. The control date for eligibility was established as March 29, 2001. The amendment also includes other provisions for eligibility, application, appeals, and transferability of permits.

Proposed & Final Rules
Effective Date
Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 13 (2002)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

GULF ONLY: Implemented August 19, 2002, established two marine reserves in the EEZ of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of the Dry Tortugas, Florida known as Tortugas North and Tortugas South, in which fishing for coastal migratory pelagic species is prohibited. This action complements previous actions taken under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.

Proposed & Final Rules
Effective Date
Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 12 (1999)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Extended the commercial king mackerel permit moratorium from October 15, 2000 to October 15, 2005, or until replaced with a license limitation, limited access, and/or individual fishing quota or individual transferable quota system (ITQ), whichever occurs earlier.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 65 FR 52955

Effective Date

October 2, 2000

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 11 (1998)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Addressed Sustainable Fishery Act definitions as required: make definitions of MSY, OY, overfishing and overfished consistent with "National Standard Guidelines"; identified and defined fishing communities and addressed bycatch management measures.

Proposed & Final Rules
Effective Date

December 1999

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 10 (1998)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Designated Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and EFH-Habitat Areas of Particular Concerns for coastal migratory pelagics.

Proposed & Final Rules
Effective Date
Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Increase Total Allowable Catch from 6.06 mp to 7.04 mp for Atlantic Spanish mackerel with 3.87 mp commercial and 3.17 mp recreational.  The trip limit from April 1 to November 30 would be 3,500 lb; from December 1 until 75% of the adjusted quota is taken there would be no trip limit on Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday the trip limit would be 1,500 lbs.  The recreational bag limit is increased from 10 to 15 fish per person per day.  

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 65 FR 41015

Effective Date

July 3, 2000

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 9 (2000)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Moratorium on king mackerel gillnet permits; Allow the retention and sale of damaged, legal sized king and Spanish mackerel within established trip limits.

Effective Date

March 28, 2000

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - July 2000

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

FL East Coast zone trip limit is 50 fish until Feb 1. If 75% of the quota has not been taken at Feb 1, the trip limit is 75 fish till the end of the fishing year.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 66 FR 17368

Effective Date

April 30, 2001

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - January 2000

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: For 1999/2000 fishing year, Atl KM TAC=10 mp; Trip limit Dade-Brevard is 75 fish year-round for Atl KM.

Spanish mackerel: For 1999/2000 fishing year, TAC=7.1 mp with 55% comm and 45% rec; Bag limit increased to 15 fish/person/day.

Trip limit for Florida is:

  • Apr 1-Nov 30: 3500 lbs;
  • starting Dec 1 until 75% of the adjusted quota is taken: unlimited weekdays, 1500 lbs on weekends
  • after 75% of the adjusted quota is taken: 1500 every day
  • after 100% of the adjsuted quota is taken: 500 lbs every day until end of the season
Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 65 FR 41015

Effective Date

August 2, 2000

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - Aug 1998

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Set TAC to 8.4 MP; no change to bag limits; allocation changes; size limit increase from 20"FL to 24"FL; Gulf group trip limits revised; South Atlantic group trip limits revised

Spanish mackerel: Set TAC to 6.6 MP; reallocation to 45% rec and 55% comm; incidental catch of 500 lbs for vessels fishing with 3.5" mesh.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 64 FR 45457

Effective Date

September 20, 1999

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 8 (1996)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Modified requirements for a king or Spanish mackerel permit, set the OY target to 40% static SPR for the Atlantic, and modified the seasonal framework adjustment measures; extended management of cobia through NY

Effective Date

March 4, 1998

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - May 1997

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Revised trip limits for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel- (a) 4/1 through 10/31 from DADE/Monroe to Brevard/Volusia = 50 FISH; AND (b)) 4/1 through 10/31 MONROE COUNTY = 125 FISH; Note: other trip limits the same.

Spanish mackerel: Set TAC to 8 MP; Modify trip regime for commercial vessels off Florida east coast: Nov 1 rather than Dec 1 start for unlimited harvest season and increase the Saturday-Sunday daily trip limit from 500 to 1,500 pounds during that season, and increase the daily trip limit from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds for all days of the week during the period that follows the unlimited season and continues until the adjusted quota is taken.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 63 FR 8353

Effective Date

Multiple dates in Feb/Mar 1998

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - Sept 1996

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Set ABC and lowered TAC to 6.8MP; set allocations; bag limit stays same

Spanish mackerel: Set TAC to 7MP; Bag limit 10 fish/person/day

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 62 FR 23671

Effective Date

June 2, 1997

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Atlantic king mackerel changed trip limits from # of fish to pounds for FL East Coast zone; 4/1 thru 10/31 from Dade/Monroe to Brevard/Volusia = 500 lbs. 4/1 thru 10/31 south of Dade/ Monroe= 1250 lbs

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule: 61 FR 34785

Final Rule: 61 FR 48848

Effective Date

September 23, 1996

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - June 1995

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Set ABC and lowered TAC to 7.3MP; bag limit reduced from 5 to 3 fish per person per day off NY through GA effective 1/1/96 while the bag limit remains unchanged at 2/person/day off FL; set allocations

Spanish mackerel: Set TAC to 9.4 MP

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 60 FR 57686

Effective Date

December 18, 1995

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action - May 1995

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Trip limits mixing zone: 50 fish/day/vessel until 75% of the sub-allocation is filled. If 75% of the quota is not filled by March 1, the 50 fish limit remains in place until season ends or quota is filled.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 60 FR 57686

Effective Date

December 18, 1995

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Regulatory Amendment (Feb 1995)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Set trip limits for Atlantic Migratory Group King Mackerel:  (a) 4/1 thru 3/31 from Volusia/Flagler to NY/CT = 3,500 pounds; (b) 4/1 thru 10/31 from Brevard/Volusia to Volusia/Flagler = 3,500 pounds; and (c) 4/1 thru 10/31 from Collier/Monroe to Brevard/Volusia = 50 fish.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 60 FR 57686

Effective Date

December 18, 1995

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Set ABC and lowered TAC to 10MP; allocation and trip limit changes

Spanish mackerel: Increase TAC to 9.2MP

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 59 FR 40509

Effective Date

August 9, 1994

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 7 (1994)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Equally divided the Gulf commercial allocation in the Eastern Zone at the Dade-Monroe County line in Florida.  The sub-allocation for the area from Monroe County through Western Florida is equally divided between commercial hook-and-line and net gear users.

Effective Date

September 23, 1994

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Eastern zone (FL) - trip limit set at 50 fish until 50% of sub-quota taken then reduced to 25 fish until quota taken.

Spanish mackerel: Set TAC to 9MP; initial change in trip limit occurs when 75% of quota is met; bag limit is 10

Proposed & Final Rules

Not available

Effective Date

July 29, 1993

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 6 (1992)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Provided for: rebuilding overfished stocks of mackerels within specific periods; Provided for biennial assessments and adjustments; more seasonal adjustment actions, including size limits, vessel trip limits, closed seasons or areas, and gear restrictions; commercial Atlantic Spanish mackerel possession limits; Changed commercial permit requirements to allow qualification in one of three preceding years; Discontinued the reversion of the bag limit to zero when the recreational quota is filled; Modified the recreational fishing year to the calendar year; and changed minimum size limit for king mackerel to 20 inches fork length, and changed all size limit measures to fork length only.

Effective Date

December 9, 1992

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Spanish mackerel: Increase bag limit in FL for Atlantic Spanish mackerel to that adopted by the state of FL but not to exceed 10 fish.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 57 FR 33924

Effective Date

July 31, 1992

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: Set TAC at 10.5MP; allocations; bag limit of 5 fish/person/day throughout range

Spanish mackerel: TAC increased to 7MP; bag limit 10 fish for areas north of FL and 5 fish for FL.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 56 FR 29920

Effective Date

July 1, 1991

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 5 (SAFMC 1990)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Extended management area for Atlantic groups of mackerels through the MAFMC area of jurisdiction; Revised the definition of "overfishing" Added cobia to the annual stock assessment procedure; Provided that the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will be responsible for pre–season adjustments of TACs and bag limits for the Atlantic migratory groups of mackerels; Redefined recreational bag limits as daily limits; provision specifying that bag limit catch of mackerel may be sold; Provided guidelines for corporate commercial vessel permits; Imposed a bag limit of two cobia per person per day for all fishermen; Established a minimum size of 12–inch (30.5 cm.) fork length or 14–inch (35.6 cm.) total length for king mackerel and included a definition of "conflict" to provide guidance to the Secretary.

Effective Date

July 19, 1990

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

King mackerel: TAC set to 8.3MP; allocations set; bag limit of 2 per person per trip off FL and 3 fish per person per trip off GA, SC & NC. The definition of overfishing was set at 40% Spawning Stock Biomass for king mackerel.

Spanish mackerel: TAC set to 5MP

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 55 FR 25986

Effective Date

June 26, 1990

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 4 (1989)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Provided a framework procedure for pre–season adjustment of total allowable catch (TAC), revised king mackerel maximum sustainable yield (MSY) downward, recognized separate Atlantic and Gulf migratory groups of king mackerel, and established fishing permits and bag limits for king mackerel.  Commercial allocations among gear users were eliminated.

Effective Date

September 19, 1989

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 3 (1989)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Prohibited drift gill nets for Gulf group king mackerel and Gulf and Atlantic groups of Spanish mackerel; Updated the habitat section of the FMP; Added vessel safety considerations to the plan.

Resubmission of Disapproved Measures of Amendment 3 (1990): Prohibited drift gill nets for coastal pelagics and purse seines and run-around gillnets for the overfished groups of mackerels; Added a new objective to the FMP, which is to minimize waste and bycatch in the fishery.

Effective Date

July 13, 1989

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Spanish mackerel: Effective April 1, 1989, TAC for Atlantic SM was increased to 6MP(rec=1.44 mp and comm= 4.56 mp.)

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 54 FR 24920

Effective Date

June 12, 1989

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Spanish mackerel:changed TAC to 4.0 mp for Atlantic Spanish mackerel (rec= 0.96 mp and comm= 3.04 mp)

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 53 FR 25611

Effective Date

July 8, 1988

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Spanish mackerel:Final Rule on technical amendment that allows catch of Spanish mackerel under minimum size limit equal to 5% by weight of total catch or Spanish mackerel on board.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 52 FR 36578

Effective Date

September 30, 1987

Amendment(Year Submitted)

CMP Framework Action

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Spanish mackerel:Commercial allocation is 2.36 mp and recreational allocation is 0.74 mp, bag limits is 4 fish from FL and 10 fish north of FL.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 52 FR 25012

Effective Date

July 2, 1987

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 2 (1987)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Revised Spanish mackerel MSY downward, recognized two migratory groups, and set commercial quotas and bag limits.  Charter boat permits were required, and it was clarified that TAC for overfished stocks must be set below the upper range of acceptable biological catch (ABC).  The use of purse seines on overfished stocks was prohibited.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule

Final Rule

Effective Date

June 25, 1987

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Emergency Rule

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Spanish mackerel: Emergency rule beginning January 1, 1987 through March 31, 1987 would divide 3.716 mp quota into three areas with 1.869 mp going to the Atlantic.  The Atlantic boundary was bounded by the NC/VA border and a line directly east of the Dade/Monroe County, Florida boundary to the seaward boundary of the EEZ.  The emergency action also established a bag limit of 4 Spanish mackerel per trip and allowed sale of recreationally caught Spanish mackerel under the bag limit.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule: 52 FR 290

Effective Date

January 5, 1987

Amendment(Year Submitted)

Amendment 1 (1985)

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Provided a framework procedure for pre–season adjustment of total allowable catch (TAC), revised king mackerel maximum sustainable yield (MSY) downward, recognized separate Atlantic and Gulf migratory groups of king mackerel, and established fishing permits and bag limits for king mackerel.  Commercial allocations among gear users were eliminated.

Proposed & Final Rules

Proposed Rule

Final Rule

Effective Date

August 28, 1985

Summary of Major Actions(Refer to Proposed & Final Rules for details)

Treated king and Spanish mackerel each as one U.S. stock.  Allocations were established for recreational and commercial fisheries, and the commercial allocation was divided between net and hook–and–line fishermen; Established procedures for the Secretary to take action by regulatory amendment to resolve possible future conflicts in the fishery, such as establish fishing zones and local quotas to each gear or user group.

Proposed & Final Rules

Final Rule: 48 FR 5274

Effective Date

February 4, 1983