Get Email Updates

2019-2021 Spiny Dogfish Fishery Specifications

Contact:
Sustainable  Fisheries Division
(978) 281-9315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 13, 2019

NOAA Fisheries announces final 2019 and projected 2020-2021 specifications for the spiny dogfish fishery in the table below.

 

2019

2020

2021

Overfishing Limit

21,549

N/A

N/A

Acceptable Biological Catch

12,914

14,126

16,043

Annual Catch Limit = Annual Catch Target

12,865

14,077

15,994

Total Allowable Limit

9,390

10,602

12,519

Commercial Quota

9,309

10,521

12,438

Percent Change in Quota from Previous Year

-46

+13

+18

All other management measures, including the 6,000-lb federal trip limit, remain unchanged. Changes to the trip limit may be pursued in a future, separate rulemaking action. When state and federal trip limits differ, the more restrictive measures apply to all vessels with a federal permit. The Councils will review the catch limits for fishing years 2020 and 2021, and we will provide notice of the final quotas prior to each fishing year.