On April 4, 2017, NOAA Fisheries published in the Federal Register a “Final Rule” for Amendment 5b to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) plan. The HMS plan manages a group of species that include tunas and sharks. Amendment 5b was
Most sharks present in Northeast waters that are not managed by the ASMFC Coastal shark plan are managed by NOAA Fisheries, Sustainable Fisheries Office for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (go to the NOAA Fisheries page for these species). Come back to this Fissues.org page frequently to get the latest news & opinion.