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Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

The final rule to implement Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan is now available.  This Amendment implements management measures in the shark fisheries and could affect fishermen who fish for smoothhound sharks (smooth dogfish, Florida smoothhound, and Gulf smoothhound) and fishermen who fish for sharks with gillnet gear.  The measures include:

All Amendment 9 measures are effective on March 15, 2016.

NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen about Federal Smoothhound Shark Permit Requirements, August 10, 2016

Final Amendment

Draft Amendment