Council recommendation 10M Lbs quota 3 fish bag limit >24 in max size. Stakeholder choice 8M Lbs quota 2 fish bag limit >28 in max size. Stakeholders can be responsible. How and why did recreational anglers, CCA, and NGOs become more conservative than managers?. Existing Council process.
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Council amends FMP
Managers and scientists select objectives
Stakeholders propose objectives,
options and performance measures
Revise options and performance measures
Council amends FMP
Original artwork by Kevin R. Brant, copied with permission from “Sport Fish of the Atlantic” by Vic Dunaway
“A sustainable Atlantic king mackerel fishery should be managed to prevent overfishing from occurring, prevent the species from being overfished, to ensure optimum yield is not exceeded, while maintaining the genetic diversity of fish and providing acceptable levels of access and allocation for all sectors while conserving biological and ecological functions.”
Growth & Maturity
N = Abundance F = Inst. Fishing mort. Rate
M = Natural mort. Z = Total mort.
p = migration rate
y = year s = season
a = age x = sex
o = area f = fishery
Stakeholders could evaluate mean response and extremes so they could avoid undesirable conditionsSample results for stakeholders
Unanimous consensus was reached on most motions relatively quickly, but not always
A.7. The FishSmart stakeholder process should be a part of the Council decision making process for all fisheries.
Estimated # fish kept
FL GA SC NC Total
8,980 1,265 2,630 4,925 17,530
Estimated total weight ~245,000 lbs
Frequency (Number of Trips)
MRFSS Intercept Data
n = 180
Number of Fish Avail
Can Be Contentious!