South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Nov. 2021 Public Hearing: King Mackerel & Spanish Mackerel (Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 34)

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Location: Via webinar only. Two sessions.

Purpose of Amendment: in June 2020 the Council received the results of the SEDAR 38 Update for King Mackerel.  Atlantic King Mackerel were determined to be neither overfished nor was overfishing occurring.  This amendment will update catch levels based on the SSC recommendations and make modifications to management measures aimed at increasing interest in the king mackerel fishery. 

Action Summary: adoption of new catch level recommendations; sector allocations; recreational ACT; recreational bag limit; minimum size limit; requirement to land with heads and fins intact. 

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