CMP Amendment 34

Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 34 (formerly Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 10)

King Mackerel Catch Levels and Allocations

In June 2020 the Council received the results of SEDAR 38 Update for King Mackerel.  King Mackerel were determined to be neither overfished nor was overfishing occurring.  This amendment will consider modifications to management measures and sector allocations. A meeting of the Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel was held via webinar on November 2, 2020. The AP reviewed the amendment and provided recommendations. 

At their December 2020 meeting the Council reviewed input from the AP and provided guidance to staff on actions and alternatives to develop. They also approved the amendment for scoping to be held during the March 2021 meeting. 

At their March 2021 meeting the Council reviewed scoping comments and approved actions and alternatives to be analyzed.

Scroll to the King Mackerel & Spanish Mackerel section in the story map below for information on discussions during the March Council Meeting and current actions in the amendment.

In June 2021, staff will present preliminary analysis for the Council to consider when selecting preferred alternatives and approval for public hearings. 


Staff Contact:

Christina Wiegand (


Public Comments –

Council Process

  • Pre-Scoping:  November 2020
  • Scoping:  March 2021
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: