Bluefish Fishery Management Plan

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This document is an environmental impact statement and fishery management plan for the bluefish fishery in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its primary purpose is to address the problems that could occur if the commercial fishery in the Fishery Conservation Zone (FCZ) were to expand significantly, which could negatively impact the recreational fishery, as well as the traditional commercial fishery. The plan's objectives are to (1) increase understanding of the condition of the stock and fishery, and
more » ... and fishery, and (2) to provide the highest availability of bluefish to US recreational fishermen while maintaining, within limits, traditional uses of bluefish, recognizing some natural stock fluctuations are inevitable.
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