The Council has discontinued work on this action. Amendment 5 considered establishing limited access in the skate wing and/or bait fisheries and other measures that may prevent the triggering of incidental skate possession limits, improve the precision and accuracy of catch data, and better define skate fishery participants.

STATUS UPDATE: On September 29, 2021, the Council agreed by consensus to discontinue work on Amendment 5. Concurrently, the Council initiated Framework Adjustment 9 to address the last two items remaining in the amendment:  (a) clarification of the objectives outlined in the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan; and (b) issues related to skate permitting.

Amendment 5 Discussion Document
Amendment 5 Discussion Document, updated September 2021

Amendment 5 Scoping Information
Summary of Initial and Supplemental Scoping Comments

Amendment 5 Supplemental Scoping Period (January-February, 2021)

Amendment 5 Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Scoping Process – Comment by February 12, 2021
Supplemental Scoping Document
Supplemental Scoping Oral Comments
Supplemental Scoping Written Comments
Amendment 5 Initial Scoping Period (January-February, 2017)
Initial Scoping Document
Initial Scoping Oral Comments 
Initial Scoping Written Comments
Summary of Initial Scoping Comments