Proposed Rule to Implement Amendment 2 to the Highly Migratory Species FMP Published

The proposed rule to implement Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species was published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2011.

The comment deadline is May 31, 2011. Read the Proposed Rule to Implement Amendment 2 to the HMS FMP for further details.

The proposed rule would change the suite of management unit species, modify the process for revising numerical estimates of maximum sustainable yield and optimal yield, and specify status determination criteria so that overfishing and overfished determinations can be made for all management unit species.