In March 2017, the Council was presented with proposed changes to the HMS FMP as Amendment 4. These proposed changes originated from a 2016 recommendation from the HMS Management Team (HMSMT) for housekeeping changes that would revise dated and inaccurate text. At its June 2017 meeting the Council adopted for public review proposed these changes to the HMS FMP with additional changes recommended by the Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) and a modified version of the changes proposed by the Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS).
Final rule (effective June 6, 2018)
Amendment 4 Approval Letter (April 24, 2018)
Proposed Amendment 4 (September 2017)
June 2017 motion adopting Amendment 4 language with additional changes proposed by the HMSMT and HMSAS