Public Comments Needed on Highly Migratory Species Plan

The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is accepting public comments on Amendment 7 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan regarding longlines and their impact on Atlantic bluefin tuna.

We ask you to join the IGFA, the Center for Coastal Conservation, the Coastal Conservation Association, the American Sportfishing Association, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association in telling the NMFS to support more selective gear in the Gulf of Mexico and enforceable annual bycatch limits for bluefin in the Atlantic - but hurry!

The deadline for public comments is July 15th!