Amendment 13: Modifications to Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures

Overview

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Fishing for spiny lobster in the Florida Keys using bully net gear. Photo © Ben Gutzler

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Notice
Published
04/02/2019
Comments Close
06/03/2019
Point of Contact
Kelli O'donnell, Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305 

Summary

 

Amendment 13 would modify the federal regulations for the harvest of spiny lobster that apply in federal waters off Florida to be compatible with Florida state regulations concerning bully net gear requirements and commercial daily possession limits when using bully nets or diving.  Amendment 13 would also re-establish the procedure for an enhanced cooperative management system to provide Florida a mechanism to propose regulations concerning spiny lobster directly to NOAA Fisheries for implementation.  Furthermore, Amendment 13 would modify the spiny lobster federal regulations by updating outdated language and the incorporation by reference of the relevant Florida state regulations.  These changes would streamline management and provide clarity for law enforcement and anglers.


Amendment 

Amendment 13: Modifications to the Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures (PDF 114 pages)

 

Federal Register

Bulletins

Request for Comments: Proposed Modifications to Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedure

FB19-019: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305, kelli.odonnell@noaa.gov
April 02, 2019 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 04/02/2019