Establishm​ent of Control Date for Longfin Squid/Butt​erfish fishery (The Drive to Catch Share’s for this fishery.)

Today NOAA Fisheries  NMFS announces the establishment of a control date (today) for the Longfin Squid/Butterfish fishery, at the request of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. What does this mean?  By establishing a control date of May 16, 2013, NOAA Fisheries  NMFS is notifying the public that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council may use this date to limit the number of participants in this fishery through a future management action. Click here to read the NMFS Bulletin