Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: National Marine Fisheries Service

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: April 24, 2022
Comments Due: May 13, 2022

A Federal Consistency Determination has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following: Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limit Rule Modification (2022.0054)

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to implement a flexible shortfin mako shark retention limit with a default limit of zero in commercial and recreational Atlantic highly migratory species fisheries. Research and sampling of shortfin mako sharks would be allowed on a case-by-case basis under exempted fishing permits and scientific research permits.

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.