15 May 2016

• Weakfish Assessment

“…the weakfish stock is depleted and has been for the past 13 years…

“Weakfish are managed under Amendment 4 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Weakfish and its subsequent addenda (Addendum I‐IV). Addendum IV requires states to implement a one fish recreational creel limit, 100 pound commercial trip limit, 100 pound commercial bycatch limit, and 100 undersized fish per trip allowance for the finfish trawl fishery. The Addendum's measures are intended to reduce the level of harvest without creating a large amount of discards and poise the stock for recovery should natural mortality decrease in the future....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ASMFC

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