Changes in Mahi-Mahi allocation coming up in the Atlantic?
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is considering management options to Amendment 10 on the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan. The Amendment offers an important opportunity to modify management strategy for mahi mahi that would better insure healthy population levels intothe future. Central to protecting mahi mahi is restriction of pelagic longlinegear by not authorizing the fishery an allocation.
Overfishing mahi-mahi stocks are a genuine concern if
Pelagic longline gear can overfish mahi-mahi, despite the species fast growth rates. Before the SAFMC is faced with overfished stocks and
TBF submitted concerns and recommendations to the SAFMC and will monitor actions related to Amendment 10 throughout 2019. If you would like to submit your comments, please click here.