Amendment 11: Shrimp Trawl Transit Provisions
Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region would modify provisions for shrimp trawl vessels transiting through cold weather closed areas in federal waters of the South Atlantic. Currently, shrimp trawl vessels transiting cold weather closed areas with brown, pink, or white shrimp on board are required to stow a trawl net with a mesh size of less than 4 inches below deck. The proposed action would modify the transit and fishing gear appropriately stowed provisions to allow trawl doors in the rack (cradle), nets in the rigging and tied down, and try net on the deck.
Amendment 11: Modifications to Vessel Transit Provisions through Cold Weather Closed Areas