Latest twist in blueline tilefish tale

It appears that the management of blueline tilefish is turning into a battle of emergency actions.Last week, at the South Atlantic Management Council Meeting in Georgia, a motion was approved that directed the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee to determine if the stock assessment for the tilefish, SEDAR 32, was applicable to the entire range of the species. That includes the waters off New Jersey, which is under the jurisdiction of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. As of right now, there are no limits on tilefish here. Read the rest here 15:49:

2 Responses to Latest twist in blueline tilefish tale

  1. Ec Newell Man says:

    It’s a twist alright! As usual, the SAFMC is throwing it’s weight around and trying as best to be the only council on the east coast to manage blueline tilefish. This even with the MAFMC taking a E.A. which was approved by the service, but that was just not good enough for the SAFMC.

    Now we are watching as their SSC will literally decide and make the final determination whether the blueline stock is just one stock, not two, a southern and a newly recognized northern stock.

    The MAFMC has already taken action, and that was accepted with the biological risk along with understanding that at this time, blueline tilefish are a data poor stock north of the NC/VA line and imposed harsh regulatory limits upon both the commercial and recreational sectors.

    It never [email protected]!

    • StripedBassHole says:

      It’s about time fishing Humans were viewed as the most ENDANGERED SPECIES on the PLANET… The GREEN MOLD has become the most invasive ORGANISM of all times choking off TRADITIONAL FISHERIES to the point of EXTINCTION…

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