The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board recently approved Addendum I to Amendment I to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Croaker.
The Addendum changes the management unit to one region (New Jersey through the east coast of Florida) and modifies the biological reference points used to assess stock condition.
The 2010 benchmark assessment indicates that Atlantic croaker is not experiencing overfishing. Atlantic croaker is now considered to be a single stock on the Atlantic coast.
Copies of Addendum I will be available on the Commission’s website at www.asmfc.org
For more information, please contact Danielle Brzezinski, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.842.0740.