MAFMC & ASMFC Set Black Sea Bass Specifications for 2017 and 2018
Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished & Overfishing Not Occurring
Kitty Hawk, NC – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) have approved revised specifications for the 2017 black sea bass fishing year as well as specifications for the 2018 fishing year for the Northern black sea bass stock (Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to the US-Canadian border). The revised specifications are based on the results of the 2016 benchmark stock assessment, which found the stock . . .