CPS FMP Amendment 16: Describe minor directed fisheries

CPS Amendment 16 adds a description to the CPS FMP of a very small sector of the CPS fishery that is not part of the primary commercial directed fishery and harvests minor amounts of CPS finfish.  The intent of Amendment 16 is to allow this sector to continue targeting CPS finfish after a directed fishery closure, while keeping the aggregate catch level within the applicable annual catch limit.

Final Rule (effective March 16, 2018)

CPS Amendment 16 Secretarial approval letter (January 31, 2018)

Coastal Pelagic Species FMP as Amended Through Amendment 16 (UNDERLINE/STRIKETHROUGH version to show Amendment 16 changes)