Federal Consistency Determination: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: June 9, 2021
Comments Due: June 28, 2021
Documents For Review
Federal Consistency Letter

A Federal Consistency Determination has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2021.0067)

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to modify commercial and recreational management measures in the directed and incidental bluefin tuna (bluefin) fisheries in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. NMFS plans to evaluate and optimize the allocation of U.S. bluefin quota among bluefin quota categories, maintain flexibility of the regulations to account for the highly variable nature of the bluefin fisheries, continue to manage the Atlantic pelagic longline fishery consistent with the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program objectives, and modify the management of the pelagic longline fishery in response to the Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program.

Comments concerning this Federal Consistency Determination will be accepted for 20 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.