Blueline Tilefish Webinar

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council held an emergency meeting via webinar on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 to consider requesting emergency action for blueline tilefish (and possibly other deepwater species), within the Mid-Atlantic Council’s jurisdiction. 

The Council voted to request that the National Marine Fisheries Service implement emergency rules to restrict commercial and recreational landings of blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic.  The Council’s recommendations include a 300 pound (whole weight) commercial trip limit and a seven fish per-person recreational trip limit. These measures are intended to prevent depletion of the blueline tilefish stock on an interim basis while the Council develops long term management measures through the normal rulemaking process.

Meeting Materials

Summary Documents

Briefing Materials

Download Briefing Materials as a Single PDF (16.1 MB)