Amendment 18: Modifying the Shrimp Effort Threshold

Overview

Description
This action would adjust the target reduction goal for juvenile red snapper mortality in the federal Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/09/2020
Point of Contact
Frank Helies; 727-524-5303, Frank.Helies@noaa.gov

Summary

This action would adjust the target reduction goal for juvenile red snapper mortality in the federal Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery in the 10-30 fathom depth zone, and would modify the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan management measures framework procedure.  The action is expected to promote economic stability and achievement of optimum yield in the federal Gulf shrimp fishery by reducing effort constraints and to equitably distribute the benefits from rebuilding, while continuing to protect, the Gulf red snapper stock per the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.


Amendment

Modifying the Shrimp Effort Threshold

Bulletins

NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Allowable Fishing Effort in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery

FB20-005 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact:…
February 05, 2020 -

Request for Comments: Changes to Allowable Fishing Effort in the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Shrimp Fishery

FB19-043: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact:…
August 02, 2019 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 02/06/2020

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