Tagged: Fisheries

Blacknose shark, Carcharhinus acronotus. (Credit: NOAA)

NMFS Adjusts Atlantic Commercial Shark Fisheries Quotas

This proposed rule would establish quotas and opening dates for the 2016 Atlantic shark commercial fishing season based in part on the management measures in the recently published final rule for Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP).

A Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. (Credit: NOAA)

Fishery Management Plan Adapts To Atlantic Shark Fisheries Changing Needs

This final rule implements Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 6) to increase management flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the Atlantic shark fisheries; prevent overfishing while achieving on a continuing basis optimum yield; and rebuild overfished shark stocks.