NOTICE: Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Temporary Measures To Reduce 2023 Atlantic Mackerel Catch

Effective at 0001 hour on October 12, 2023, Based on the recommendations of the SSC and the request by the Council, this action implements incidental Atlantic mackerel catch limits including 20,000 pounds (lb) (9.08 metric tons (mt)) for all limited access permits and 5,000 lb (2.27 mt) for all open access permits.

This temporary rule has an effective period limited by the Magnuson-Stevens Act to 180 days, with a potential extension of an additional 186 days. The stock assessment was peer reviewed in September 2023, and the Council will finalize the 2024 and 2025 Atlantic mackerel specifications at its December 2023 meeting. NMFS will work to implement the 2024 specifications as quickly as possible, likely early spring. However, if the expected rulemaking implementing the 2024 specifications is not in place before the expiration of this rule (180 days following publication), an extension of the interim measure for 186 days will be considered.

For details, please refer to the federal registry 50 CFR 648

Report Run on: 2024-02-22

For data reported through 2024-02-22

Quota Period: 2024

Quota period dates: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Cumulative Landings (Pounds) Quota (pounds) Percent of Quota
Total 124,513 8,022,622 1.6%
Total 35,027 561,584 6.2%

Tier 3 Vessels

These data are the best available to NOAA Fisheries Service when this report was compiled. Data are supplied to NOAA Fisheries Service by dealers via Dealer Electronic Reporting to the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) and/or by state agencies and may be preliminary. Discrepancies with data from previous Weekly Landings Reports are due to corrections made to the database.