Fisheries Of The Northeastern United States; Amendment 17 To The Atlantic Surfclam And Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan

2016-02-24T14:24:47+00:00 February 24, 2016|
Atlantic Surf Clam (Credit: Scott Bush /Flickr)

(Click to enlarge) Atlantic Surf Clam (Credit: Scott Bush
/Flickr)

NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 17 to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan for review and approval by the Secretary of Commerce.

(From the Federal Register) — We are requesting comments from the public on the amendment. Amendment 17 would establish cost recovery provisions for these individual transferable quota clam fisheries, modify how biological reference points are incorporated into the Fishery Management Plan, and remove the Plan’s optimum yield range.

Read the full article here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/02/24/2016-03870/fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-amendment-17-to-the-atlantic-surfclam-and-ocean-quahog