Back in September; the Greater Atlantic Regional Office of NOAA Fisheries (GARFO) announced mandatory electronic reporting requirements effecting ANY FOR HIRE VESSEL that fishes under a federal permit and is endorsed to catch certain Mid Atlantic Council managed species. Many New England based charter boats, some who don’t even realize they are supposed to have a federal
Butterfish are managed by the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council under the Mackerel, Squid & Butterfish Plan. (go to the MAFMC page for this plan). Come back to this Fissues.org page frequently to get the latest news & opinion.