Amendment 17 to the coastal pelagic species (CPS) fishery management plan was approved by the Council in November 2018 and by the Secretary of Commerce in June 2019. Amendment 17 eliminates the predetermined incidental catch allowance in the live bait fishery when a CPS stock is overfished, and instead requires the Council to determine appropriate management measures once a stock becomes overfished.
Notice of agency decision: NMFS announces the approval of Amendment 17 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan (Federal Register notice August 14, 2019)
CPS Amendment 17 Approval Letter (June 10, 2019)
CPS Fishery Management Plan as Amended Through Amendment 17 (Underline-Strikethrough) June 2019