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 page frequently to get the latest news & opinion.

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

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