NMFS Reduces Annual Catch Limit for King Mackerel

The National Marine Fisheries service has announced a temporary rule reducing the annual catch limit for king mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico for the 2021-2022 season because the 2020-2021 annual catch limit was exceeded by 11,920 pounds. The 2020-2021 season was closed on January 28, 2021, when the catch limit was reached. Accordingly, NMFS has determined that reducing the annual catch limit for the 2021-2022 season from 575,400 pounds to 563,480 pounds is necessary to protect the supply of Gulf king mackerel.