Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 12

Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 12

(Addition of Bullet & Frigate Mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan)

At the March 2019 meeting, the Council discussed a white paper on mechanisms and regulatory parameters for adding ecosystem component (EC) species to a FMP, ways that other Councils have addressed EC species in FMPs, as well as background information on fisheries for bullet mackerel and frigate mackerel. The Council voted to send the topic of adding bullet and frigate mackerel to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP as EC species out for scoping in the spring of 2019.

At the June 2019 meeting, the Council reviewed the scoping comments received, which were overwhelmingly in favor of the addition of these species to the Fishery Management Plan, and directed staff to start work on an amendment.  The Council will review an options paper for Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 12 at the September 2019 meeting.




Council Process

  • Scoping:  May 2019
  • Public Hearing:  
  • Final Approval:  

NMFS Process

  • Secretarial Review:  
  • Rule Making:  
  • Implementation: