A Federal Consistency Determination has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following: NOAA Atlantic Migratory Group Rulemaking (2021.0061)
The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) is proposing to promulgate a rule pursuant to NMFS authority under the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act. The rule would increase the commercial quota for Atlantic migratory group cobia in response to the latest stock assessment, which indicates the stock is neither overfished nor undergoing overfishing. The proposed rule would also modify the process for a commercial closure of Atlantic cobia in federal waters and would specify that size, bag and trip limits, and recreational fishing seasons in federal waters adhere to the vessel’s intended state of landing.
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 DNREC_DCP_PublicComment@delaware.gov. For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.