Tag Archives: Fishery Management Plan

Supreme Court says no to hearing UCIDA case

The lawsuit over whether the federal government or the state should manage Cook Inlet’s salmon fisheries won’t get its day in the U.S. Supreme Court after all. Supreme Court justices on Monday denied the state of Alaska’s petition to hear a case in which the Kenai Peninsula-based fishing trade group the United Cook Inlet Drift Association challenged the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s decision to confer management of the salmon fishery to the state. click here to read the story 08:31

Northern Shrimp plan changes advance

Meeting in Portland at the end of August, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section selected several final measures for inclusion in the latest revision to the Fishery Management Plan for northern shrimp. Known as “Amendment 3,” the latest version of the plan will bring about a number of significant changes to the way the fishery is managed — if indeed the northern shrimp fishery is ever resuscitated. Because fisheries scientists believed that the northern shrimp population had collapsed, commercial shrimp fishing on the Gulf of Maine has been banned since 2014 with only an extremely limited harvest for scientific data collection purposes permitted. click here to read the story 08:52

Catch Share Program Review for the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Individual Transferrable Quota Fisheries

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is accepting proposals to conduct a Catch Share Program Review of the present and past social and economic conditions in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog (SCOQ) fisheries which are managed using individual transferrable quotas (ITQs). Section 303A(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) includes requirements for the regular monitoring and review of the operations of catch share programs by the Council and the Secretary of Commerce. In 1977, the Council developed a fishery management plan for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries in federal waters. These fisheries were initially managed using a combination of limited entry restrictions, fishing quotas, and time limits to constrain landings and distribute fishing effort throughout the fishing year. In 1990, the Council developed an ITQ program that was implemented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries. The fisheries have been operating under this program since then. Read the Request for Proposals (RFP) – Closing Date: March 31, 2017  12:21

National Park Service Biscayne Park Fishery Management Plan ruffles fishermen

The head of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association says he’ll take the fight to Congress if need be to fend off the implementation of a series of fishing restrictions proposed this week by Biscayne National Park officials. Read more here  08:12

Maine DMR rockweed plan is ready for legislature

ELLSWORTH — Just in time to meet a deadline set last spring, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) last Friday sent a proposed comprehensive statewide fishery management plan for rockweed to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources. Read [email protected]  11:55

NOAA Announces Partial Approval of Amendment 14 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

nmfs_logoOn November 7, 2013, NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, partially approved Amendment 14 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. For the rundown, click here 21:24

I missed this one. AJOC EDITORIAL: State should foot the bill for salmon disaster

The first fishery management plan approved after the passage of the original  Magnuson Act in 1976 was the Alaska salmon FMP delegating that responsibility to  the Department of Fish & Game. After revisions to what later became the  Magnuson-Stevens Act were passed in 2006, all FMPs were required to be updated  within five years to meet new requirements for setting annual catch limits and  accountability measures….The result was the North Pacific Fishery Management Council amending the  salmon FMP in 2011 to officially remove waters near Cook Inlet, Prince William  Sound and the Alaska Peninsula from federal control. The only state-managed  salmon fishery that officially remains within the federal FMP is the Southeast  salmon troll fishery that must be managed in accord with the Pacific Salmon  Treaty between the U.S. and Canada. Read more

 

Maine Shrimpers Face Big Changes Under Upcoming Regulations

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has scheduled three meetings in Maine next week to take comments on a proposed amendment, known as “Draft Addendum 1,” to the current Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Northern shrimp.http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=77091:shrimpers-face-big-changes-under-upcoming-regulations&Itemid=938