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ACL Amendment: A Blueprint for Fisheries Management Public Testimony, CFMC, December, 2010 Public Testimony, CFMC, December 2010.

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1 ACL Amendment: A Blueprint for Fisheries Management Public Testimony, CFMC, December, 2010 Public Testimony, CFMC, December 2010

2 Why are buffers necessary?

3 Overfishing Limit (OFL) Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Annual Catch Target (ACT) 100 lb. *25% 75 lb. 20 % 60 lb. What Decisions Must be Made? 25% is based on guidance from Restrepo et al., 1995 and the model of the Pacific Fishery Management Council

4 Example: Angelfish St. Croix 1,514 lb. 25% 1,136 lb. 908 lb. 20% OFL ABC ACL ACT

5 Example: Angelfish St. Thomas 11,807 lb. 25% 8,855 lb. 7,084 lb. 20% lb. 7,992 lb. SFA Amendment quota = 8,000 lb. OFL ABC ACL OFL

6 Buffers + Accountability = healthy, sustainable fisheries


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